Glasgow was chosen by the UK to host COP26 due to its experience, commitment to sustainability and world-class facilities.
The ‘Dear Green Place’ was the perfect place to host a sustainable and inclusive COP. It has set a target for carbon neutrality by 2030, aims to be one of the greenest cities in Europe through its Sustainable Glasgow campaign, and is 4th in the world in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
Glasgow also has a proven track record of hosting events on the international stage, such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Glasgow European Gymnastic Championships.
Surrounded by the river, the city and its parks, the location inspired attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.
Protecting the health of both the participants at COP26 and the local community of Glasgow was at foremost in our minds as the event was planned, with all available options explored to achieve this.