Climate Summit to Convene After Decades of False Starts

The climate summit that is about to begin in Glasgow marks the world’s latest attempt to galvanize nations’ response to climate change and improve on international efforts of the past few decades.

Negotiations at COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will center on getting countries to commit to stronger targets to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, as well as pledges from richer countries to help finance the developing world’s transition to renewable energy and to adapt to the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and more-powerful storms.