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Special Coverage of COP26
31 October-12 November 2021 | Glasgow, UK

Amidst a background of rising concern surrounding the impact that man-made climate change is having on the planet, this year’s UN climate conference, COP26, has a particular urgency.

This year, the eyes of the world will be on the politicians, Heads of State, and the tens of thousands of businesses, activists, and citizens, who are gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow to reach agreement on how to tackle a global crisis that many see as an existential threat.

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PODCAST: Off-grid, power on; energy day at COP26

Energy was the main theme of COP26 on Thursday, with a particular focus on ending the world’s reliance on coal. 

However, to achieve the UN’s aim of achieving clean and reliable access to energy for all by 2030, all countries need to speed up the transition away from all fossil fuel sources, and switch renewable sources.