Taking Stock at COP 26
This week, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to chart our next steps to end the climate crisis. The 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will run from October 31 to November 12, is the most important meeting of its kind in the world. Leaders from most of the world’s governments will measure our progress toward previously established carbon-reduction goals and set new benchmarks for the next five years—a window of time that may prove to be decisive in our effort to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The United States will be reestablishing its commitments and leadership to find solutions to this crisis.