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Why is a 2021 Climate Change Conference Called COP26?

Posted by: Josef Essberger
How can COP stand for Climate Change Conference?
Jets at COP26
Some of the 400-odd private jets bringing politicians and celebrities to the COP26 climate change conference held in Glasgow, Scotland 31 October – 12 November 2021 (Courtesy news.com.au)

Actually, it should have been held in 2020 but was postponed due to covid.

But what does “COP” even mean?

COP stands for Conference of the Parties.

COP26 is the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This annual meeting brings together the 197 members of the convention to take co-ordinated action on climate change. In 2021 it is hosted by the United Kingdom.

My old Aston Martin, which I’ve had for 51 years, runs on, can you believe this, surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process.

HRH Prince Charles
Eurovision Typhoon escorts private jet carrying essential PowerPoint slides for a briefing at COP26 through the COP26 No-Fly zone (Courtesy RAF Luton)

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Posted by Josef Essberger November 2021
Josef founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers of English in 1997.

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