COP26 postponed

Glasgow climate summit delayed until next year

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Glasgow events campus: summit venue (pic: Terry Murden)

The COP26 climate summit scheduled for Glasgow in November will be delayed until next year because of disruption caused by the coronavirus.

An announcement was made in a joint statement from the UK and UN after a “virtual” meeting of officials.

Dozens of world leaders were due to attend the gathering in the city from 9 November .

Changing priorities mean the SEC, the chosen venue, is to become a temporary hospital to house patients affected by Covid-19.

The decision to postpone COP26 was taken by UN officials, including UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who is president-designate of the meeting.

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