What Is COP26 and Why Is It Important?

Will things change after COP26? Are we going to fix climate change?

Not to exaggerate, but there’s a lot riding on this particular COP. If the UN can buck the trend of seeming every meeting ending with contentious non-agreements and come together in a rare moment of unity, we’ll have a strong framework to work with as we figure out how to get emissions down over the next couple of years. If business proceeds as usual, well… cross your fingers.


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Updated 10/26/21 2:45 p.m. ET: Added new details regarding attendees and video of President-Designate Alok Sharma’s Paris speech.