EU cities and regions at COP26 

We deliver climate action 

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.

As part of the European Union delegation to COP26, the European Committee of the Regions will be present at COP26 to actively advocate for a stronger role of subnational governments in international climate governance.  

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​​The COP26 aims to bring countries together to take forward coordinated climate action as the planet faces unprecedented heat waves, fires and floods. 

Six years after the signature of the Paris Agreement, national governments must reach an agreement on the Paris Rulebook, the set of guidelines and procedures to fully implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. Major bottlenecks still to be unlocked, in particular the transparency and accountability framework through which countries are to report on their climate goals and engage in international carbon markets. Climate mitigation and adaptation along with climate finance for the most vulnerable are topics also sitting at the front row of climate negotiations.

In close partnership with international networks, the EU's Assembly of local and regional representatives will demonstrate that cities and regions' climate commitments and achievements are crucial to succeed in reversing global warming. Beyond climate negotiations, there is an urgent need for more climate action on the ground.

Click here to download the ​CoR 'Resolution on the COP26 and global and local alliances for climate action'.​

The CoR delegation to COP26

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