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UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

The last best chance for climate action



Half way to COP27: Are governments delivering on their climate promises?


As nearly 200 nations descend on Glasgow from 1 November for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), the UN-backed forum for tackling climate change, the annual summit will be a defining moment in the battle to mobilise states and policymakers. The first COP to assess government climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement, the summit also coincides with the US' return this year to the Paris accord under the new Biden administration. With evidence growing that current state commitments fall far short of the core target of stabilising temperatures between 1.5°C to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, COP26 will be a prime chance to galvanise action and overcome the torturous politics and staggering costs involved. For businesses and consumers already facing looming shifts in tax and regulation as states strive to decarbonise their economies, COP26 could shape policies and controversial trade-offs that will be playing out for decades.

This dedicated COP26 hub arms you with the resources, updates and insights to chart how climate change policy will impact your business through the 2020s. From regional overviews to sectorial deep dives, from timely analysis of the latest events to accessible rich media and podcasts – we have you covered.

Our role as legal advisers on climate change and risk is of real importance to our clients and our people. We are delighted to be an Industry Partner at the Sustainable Innovation Forum during COP26. Watch the videos below to hear from Justin D'Agostino, our CEO, and Silke Goldberg, Head of ESG Practice team.

Regional views of COP26

Important developments

2021 Global Bank Review – ESG: Creating a purposeful future

All COP26 latest thinking

06 December 2021

COP26 and IP – Something to see, here

11 November 2021

Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP26: Rethinking Corporate Purpose

09 November 2021

COP26 – New emission pledges: Could tech be the answer?

29 October 2021

COP26 and Real Estate – Tackling ‘great inertia’

05 November 2021

COP26 and Rail – On the right track

28 October 2021

COP26 and mining – What does it mean for the sector?

01 November 2021

COP26 and Water – Safeguarding a vital resource

02 November 2021

COP26 and the energy transition – Grasping opportunity from grim reality

03 November 2021

COP26 and insurance – A complex journey to net zero

11 October 2021

COP26 and insurance – A general primer

25 October 2021

COP26 and Automotive – Steering round the curves

25 October 2021

COP26 and aviation – Turbulence ahead

18 October 2021

COP26 and CBAM – The EU's climate gambit

10 August 2021

Fit for 55 - A comprehensive guide to the EU's net zero drive

19 August 2021

Key UN climate panel issues 2021 report - Signalling the way

13 September 2021

Carbon Market Mechanisms and COP26

13 September 2021

Loss & damage – Why getting nations to pick up the bill for climate change is tough

13 September 2021

COP26 - Climate Finance

13 September 2021

COP26 - Nature based solutions

13 September 2021

COP26 - Nationally Determined Contributions

13 September 2021


13 September 2021

COP26 – Trends in the US

13 September 2021

COP26 – The UK Government's preparation to date

13 September 2021

COP26 – Trends in Latin America

13 September 2021

COP26 – China's preparation to date

13 September 2021


01 November 2021

COP26 – The Australian Government's preparation to date

Key Contacts