The UK will be assuming the COP26 Presidency, in partnership with Italy.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, with Italy hosting a number of key preparatory events such as a Youth Event and the Pre-COP Summit.

Fully committed to the principles of the UN, our partnership will focus on promoting tangible action that brings to life the transformational change required to unleash the full potential of the Paris Agreement.

The UK and Italy already have a proven track-record of working together to champion the need for urgent climate action:

PHASE OUT COAL POWER BY 2025

We’re both members of the Powering Past Coal Alliance and together, we’ve committed to phase out coal power by 2025.

BOTH COUNTRIES PLEDGE TO NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

As members of the High Ambition Coalition, we’ve worked in partnership with progressive countries to push for ambitious outcomes. Both countries also pledged to net zero emissions by 2050.

SPEED UP THE TRANSITION TO LOW EMISSION VEHICLES

We have worked closely in the G7 and G20 to promote climate change, build resilience and unlock sustainable finance, including for the world’s most climate vulnerable countries; and we have a unique opportunity next year when the UK and Italy hold the G7 and G20 Presidencies respectively.

The UK-Italy partnership will be unwavering in its commitment to encouraging the highest possible ambition through COP26.