Glasgow will host COP26 this November, with leaders from around the world traveling to attend the climate summit.
The conference will see countries unite to set goals to mitigate the effects of climate change and curb global warming.
Due to the high profile nature of the event, large-scale security is already in place.
Scotland’s largest city host is no stranger to play, but why was it selected for COP26?
Here’s what you need to know …
Why was Glasgow chosen as the host city of COP26?
Glasgow was chosen by the UK to host COP26 because of its experience. World Its commitment to class events and its facilities, as well as sustainability.
The United Kingdom and Italy are co-chairs of the conference, and Italy will host the Pre-COP event in Milan from September 30 to October 2.
Glasgow has the status of Global Green City, which was given to it in 2020.
The title aims to recognize “significant progress and valuable experience” towards greener and more sustainable cities.
Glasgow’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030 was instrumental in winning the award.
The city’s high position on the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS Index) aimed at promoting responsible business tourism has made it an attractive option to host COP26, considered the fourth best in the world. ۔
Earlier, he hosted events around the world. StageLike the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow knows how to prepare for the arrival of a high profile audience.
Speaking ahead of the conference before the UK was formally elected, COP26 bid leader and Conservative MP Claire Perry said: “As one of the UK’s most sustainable cities, high-profile international events With a hosting record, Glasgow is the right choice. To show the UK’s commitment to the environment. ”
When does COP26 start?
COP26 will start on November 1 and last for 12 days, ending on November 12.
The event was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed due to epidemics.
Although the conference was discussed online, it will go ahead in person, with leaders and climate activists. Scotland To attend the summit