With 100 days to go to COP26, Public Health Scotland and partners are preparing to safely welcome delegates and visitors to Glasgow. 

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference and follows on from COP21 in 2015 which led to the "Paris Agreement" - a legally binding international agreement that set out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming.

Director of Public Health Science, Dr Nicholas Phin at Public Heath Scotland said:

"As countries begin to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, we must take the historic opportunity to tackle climate change, probably the greatest challenge facing this generation, at the same time – to build back better, and greener. However, protecting the local community of Glasgow and the health of participants at COP26 is foremost in our minds as we plan the event and we will strive to explore all available options to achieve this."

Last updated: 26 July 2021