What is the significance of COP26 taking place in Scotland?
After the UK successfully won the bid to host COP26, it will be held this November in Glasgow, Scotland.
Glasgow was chosen by the UK to be the host city for COP26 due to its commitments to sustainability, having recently been awarded the status of a Global Green City, it has an ambitious target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Glasgow City Council also highlights that it was chosen because of its first-rate facilities and prior experience in hosting world class events.
This is the first year that a devolved nation will host COP and therefore there is no precedent to indicate what this could mean, or how it may impact the host (the UK) as a whole. For more information on this, Dr Darrick Evensen gives an excellent summary on Scotland’s role at COP26 as a devolved nation