World leaders to meet at COP26 in Glasgow on November 1-2

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COP26 President Alok Sharma.
COP26 President Alok Sharma.

London [UK], July 7 (ANI): World leaders will meet at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on November 1-2, according to the conference's programme released by the UK government on Wednesday.

"Beginning with the World Leaders Summit on 1 and 2 November, each day will focus on a different theme, from advancing progress on key priorities like clean energy, zero-emission transport and protecting nature, to ensuring the participation of women, girls and young people is at the centre of climate action," the government said in a statement.

The United Kingdom's Presidency Programme for COP26 has unveiled today to drive forward climate ambition and action against key issues alongside two weeks of intensive climate negotiations in Glasgow.

Cross-cutting themes like science, innovation and inclusivity will run throughout the programme, as will the need to mitigate climate change, adapt to its impacts, and mobilise public and private finance.

The Presidency programme will run alongside the formal negotiations, which sit at the heart of the UN summit and will focus on closing off the outstanding aspects of the Paris Agreement, the statement read further.

The COP26 President Alok Sharma said: "The COP26 summit in Glasgow is our best hope of safeguarding the planet for everyone, building a brighter future and keeping the 1.5C target alive."

"I have been pleased to see progress and momentum on the four key goals I have been taking to governments across the world and the presidency programme will continue this throughout the two weeks of the summit. From finance to energy and gender to adaptation these are vital issues that need to be addressed to make COP26 inclusive and successful," he said.

Countries who are part of the UNFCCC are entitled to attend a COP and will decide what level of representation. (ANI)

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