CCC welcomes international backing for UK to host the COP26 climate summit

10 September 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to news that the UK has received international backing to host the COP26 climate summit in 2020.

Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the CCC said:

“We are delighted the UK has been confirmed as host for next year’s crucial climate summit, COP26. The coming year will be critical demonstration of the UK’s global leadership. As COP hosts, our credibility rests on the recent decision to make Net Zero law – but also on demonstrating that there are plans in place to meet it.  COP26 is a major milestone for the international effort. It is also the date by which the UK must have raised its own ambition, with real policies and programmes to put us on a credible path to net zero by 2050.  We look forward to supporting the UK presidency.”

Notes to editors

  • Read more about the announcement from the UK Government here.

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