On November 16, 2020, the UK (United Kingdom) Government announced SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group and National Grid as the first Principal Partners for the 2021 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference also known as COP26.
i.As Principal Partners, they will be the top tier of sponsorship for COP 26.
ii.COP26 is scheduled to take place on November 1-12, 2021 at SEC Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
i.ScottishPower, SSE and National Grid are part of the UK’s drive for a decarbonised economy by 2050. They have invested in low-carbon assets and infrastructure in the UK as part of the drive.
ii.The companies have been chosen as Principal Partners due to their commitment to Science-Based Targets Initiative, which sets carbon emission reduction plans in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
i.COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.
ii.It will be jointly organized by the UK & Italy.
iii.The conference will be the first “Global Stocktake” which was outlined in the Paris Agreement.
iv.“Global Stocktake” will assess whether the result of climate actions being taken is in part with the goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to within 2 degrees Celsius.
Arsenal Becomes First Premier League club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework:
i.Football club Arsenal became the first Premier League club to sign up for United Nations (UN) Sports for Climate Action Framework.
ii.Through this initiative UN aims to bring the global sports community to support the ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
iii.Arsenal join among others the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and English football’s governing body the Football Association in signing up to the initiative.
Recent Related News:
i.On 19th June 2020, India released its first national report on the state of the climate crisis titled “Assessment of climate change over the Indian region”.
President – Alok Sharma
Scheduled Place – Glasgow, Scotland
About United Kingdom (UK):
Prime Minister – Boris Johnson
Capital – London
Currency – Pound Sterling