SCOTLAND – Glasgow has been confirmed as the host city for next year’s UN Climate Conference COP26.

Welcoming the news, Scotland’s Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “It is right that this conference should come to Scotland given our leadership in climate action. Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to acknowledge the global climate emergency and the Scottish Government has introduced the toughest targets in the UK to ensure our action matches the scale of our climate ambitions.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with partners to deliver an ambitious and effective conference that ensures Scotland plays a leading role to help promote the increased global effort to tackle climate change.

 “I have no doubt that Glasgow will deliver a highly successful conference and I look forward to welcoming delegates to Scotland.”

COP25 takes place this December in Chile from 2-13 December.