President of Latvia Egils Levits will attend the opening of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow (UK) on 1-2 November 2021.
In his address to other world leaders, President Levits will urge other countries to speed up planning and implementation of measures specifically targeted at achieving the Paris Agreement goals as planned. Egils Levits will talk about scientific evidence for more ambitious climate goals and appeal to other heads of state to move from words to actions at the global, national and personal level.
President of Latvia will also have several bilateral meetings during the COP26.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. COP26 brings together 197 signatory parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (UNFCCC), including the European Union (EU) and all its member states. Conference is organised by the United Kingdom in scope of COP26 Presidency in partnership with Italy. COP26 was initially set to take place in 2020 but had to be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
COP26 will take stock of the progress towards Paris Agreement goals, namely, to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. According to most recent report produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there is a need for more global action towards climate goals adopted in 2015 in Paris. COP26 will urge countries with modest climate change targets to define and implement more ambitious climate goals.