A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow if a bid to attract the event to the UK is successful, it has been announced. The UK and Italy have lodged a joint bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26. While Turkey is still in the running for the event, the UK is now seen as the clear favourite . It has been proposed that the UK would host the main conference, with a preliminary meeting held in Italy. If that bid is successful, the event would take place at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of 2020. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg appeared at last year’s conference in Poland A decision on the location for the UN conference, which has been described as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, is expected later this year. Former energy minister Claire Perry, who is the UK-nominated president for COP26, said: "As one of the UK’s most sustainable cities, with a record for hosting high-profile international events, Glasgow is the right choice to showcase […]

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