‘COP’ means ‘conference of parties’.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November.
Leaders from 197 countries, including Pope Francis, who have signed up to the UN’s climate change treaty, will travel to Glasgow to take part in the conference. This will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil.
The focus of the conference will be how to keep temperature rises below 1.5C. If the world warms more than this threshold, millions more people in the most vulnerable communities around the globe will suffer from devastating droughts, storms, floods
and other impacts of climate change.
Governments will be obliged to set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change under the Paris Agreement (2015).
CAFOD invite us to sign a petition urging the Prime Minister to make sure the communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26.
You can sign the petition online here: https://e-activist.com/page/73304/petition/1