What is COP26 and why is it important to Catholics?

By Frances Leach
Independent Catholic News
September 6, 2021

A guide to COP26, the UN climate summit which is due to take place in Glasgow in November 2021 and what Catholics can expect Pope Francis will be asking from World Leader's to protect and defend Our Common Home.

What is COP26?

COP26 is this year's annual UN climate conference. The acronym 'COP' stands for 'conference of parties' and we are now at the 26th occurrence of this monumental event. The COP is a summit of all the countries which are part of the UN's climate change treaty, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or 'UNFCCC'. There are 197 members of this process and they are known as 'parties' to the treaty.

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