Since 1995, the United Nations has been bringing together countries to engage in global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. Since then, climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. It is the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow from Sunday, 31 October to Friday, 12 November 2021.

COP26: Education

Statement lauding Catholic school pupils' response to the ecological crisis.

COP26: Vocation

Joint statement on the call to responsible stewardship of God’s world.

COP26: Pope's Address

Pope Francis’ message to the President of the COP26 Climate Summit.

COP26: Opening Statement

Bishops urge COP26 leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees.

COP26: Cardinal

Cardinal Nichols has written to the PM to express his hopes for COP26

COP26: Pope's Reflection

Pope Francis looks ahead to the COP26 UN climate summit.

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