The UK will be assuming the COP26 Presidency, in partnership with Italy.

Italy will be hosting a number of key preparatory events such as a Youth Event and the Pre-COP Summit, which will be held in Milan from 30 September – 2 October 2021.

For regular updates on the events in Italy, visit here.

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 2021 will present a unique opportunity as the UK and Italy will hold the G7 and G20 Presidencies respectively.


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