Year-End Climate Talks on Hold Due to COVID-19

Gabriel daSilva

2 April 2020 | The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set to take place in Glasgow in November, has been postponed due to COVID-19, the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC announced yesterday.

“The world is facing an unprecedented global challenge and countries are rightly focusing on fighting #COVID19. Due to this, #COP26 has been postponed,” UK Environment Minister Alok Sharma announced on Twitter.

The talks were designed, among other things, to finalize accounting rules around international transfers of emission units (Article 6).

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Gabriel daSilva covers finance and trade flows as well as forestry and land use.

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