Glasgow to host COP26

Glasgow to host COP26

Scotland has a unique opportunity to be the shop window for the hydrogen and fuel cell solutions which tackle ‘difficult to treat’ areas of heat and transport.

That’s according to Nigel Holmes, CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, who welcomed the news that Glasgow will be the host city of the United Nation’s 26th climate change conference in November 2020.

COP26 will bring together more than 30,000 delegates from around the world, including climate experts, business leaders and citizens to agree ambitious action to tackle climate change.

“Glasgow and Scotland can be an outstanding showcase for low carbon and zero emission technologies. But with just over 12 months until the summit there is a need for planning and prompt action,” Holmes said.

“Scotland has a unique opportunity to be the shop window for the hydrogen and fuel cell solutions which tackle ‘difficult to treat’ areas of heat and transport.”

“These solutions are available now and can be deployed at scale to avoid the worst effects of climate change.”

Claire Perry, UK nominated President for COP26, said, “In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale – and where better to do so than Glasgow, one of the UK’s most sustainable cities with a great track record for hosting high-profile international events.”

“I welcome the nomination from our partners in the UN regional group to host COP26 in Glasgow in partnership with Italy. The UK is a world-leader in emissions reduction, and we have recently committed to reducing our net emissions to zero.”


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