Since 1995 almost every country on earth has been coming together for COPs – or Conferences of the Parties – global climate summits designed to reach agreement on how to collectively tackle climate change. This year will be the 26th annual summit, and it’s taking place in Glasgow with the UK as President.
Many believe that COP26 holds a unique urgency, and that significant action must now be determined and followed. But how can such an understanding be reached in twelve days in November, and what should these countries even decide?
As part of the series COP Conversations at the University of Oxford, Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government discusses how COP26 might (and should) work as the first major COP since the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015.