What is COP26?

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’.

In that time, climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.

This year will be the 26th annual summit – ‘COP26’ with the UK as President, and will take place in Glasgow.

In the run up to COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change. World leaders will arrive in Scotland, alongside tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.

Council’s Climate Change Case Studies - to be showcased by NILGA at COP26

We will be showcasing a number of programmes, projects, operational changes and community engagement initiatives to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions and to ensure our residents are prepared for future climate-related events.

Read our case studies.  Click on the link for Carbon Copy and filter under the 'local area' tab to Ards and North Down.