The Glasgow conference was praised as a huge step forward in tackling climate change, but also drew criticism for not going far enough.

By Jean-Philippe Brisson, Paul A. Davies, Michael D. Green, and James Bee

Between 31 October and 12 November 2021, Glasgow hosted the 26th annual Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held under the presidency of the UK. Governments, corporations, academics, social groups, and other members of civil society converged with the aim of working together at the international level to tackle climate change.