From Planning to Action: Climate COP26

Aerial view of city of Glasgow

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the center of gravity for the climate crisis is in Glasgow, Scotland at the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—a.k.a. COP 26. In 2015, at COP 21, over 190 countries signed the Paris Agreement. This year, at COP 26, most of those signatories, along with NGOs, academics, corporations, and journalists will descend upon what was once one of the most heavily industrialized cities in Europe, to talk about how to decarbonize the world economy and make the promise of Paris real.

At stake is nothing less than the future of our planet for both people and nature. We’re already seeing the impacts of the climate crisis—wildfires, increased frequency and severity of storms, heatwaves, and flooding. The most recent report from the IPCC indicates the world is currently on a path to global warming of around 2.7 degrees Celsius when the goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We still have it in our power to meet the climate crisis and reach net zero emissions by 2050, but it will take determination and we must get started on decarbonizing our economy now. COP 26 is our opportunity to make a decisive shift from planning to action.

COP 26: WWF Reacts

What's at stake

The Green Room Conversations between WWF experts and celebrity activists that provide a look into different aspects of the climate crisis

  • Graphic of a tree and images of participants

    Protecting wildlife in a warming world

    WWF's Nikhil Advani, actress, writer, and activist Jane Alexander, and WWF's Allie Ivanoff talk about how the climate crisis is impacting important ecosystems, wildlife, and the communities that depend on them.

  • Graphic of a tree and images of participants

    How disasters, the environment, and climate are related

    WWF's Anita van Breda, CEO and founder of Beautiful Destinations Jeremy Jauncey, and WWF's Jonelle Palmer discuss disaster recovery and how to build resilience for communities impacted by the climate crisis worldwide.

  • Graphic of a tree and images of participants

    How food impacts the planet

    WWF's Heather Wright, chef, author, and TV personality Ronnie Woo, and WWF Conservation Leadership Award winner, Alexa White talk about food’s impact on the planet.

  • Graphic of a tree and images of participants

    How nature can help prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis

    WWF's Johan Bergenas, actress and activist Lee Rodriguez, and WWF's Niki Agarwal discuss the incredible power of the ocean and the role it plays in the climate crisis.

  • Graphic of a tree and images of Marcene Mitchell and Kate Walsh

    State of the Planet

    WWF's Marcene Mitchell and Actress and Activist Kate Walsh discuss the pressing issue of the climate crisis and provide an overview of the work being done to solve it.

  • The Green Room logo with a tree and a green background

    What is The Green Room?

    Learn more about The Green Room and view all the conversations.

Voices from the climate crisis