Due to the initial postponement of the conference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled firstly for the November 2020, and after the consultations with the UNFCCC members and the international community, a new date has been set for the COP 26 which will be held in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November 2021. The host of the conference is the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy.
At the same time, the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Bureau called upon the member states to submit their revised and more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) during this year. Although the meetings of the subsidiary organs of the Convention are so far postponed until October 2020, there will be a virtual meeting 1-10 June where the states parties and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to exchange and present the ways in which climate actions are advancing in these special conditions which the world is currently facing. Formal negotiations and decision making are not envisaged for this event and will be held at the meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary organs in October of this year. More information available here: https://unfccc.int/news/governments-commit-to-take-forward-vital-work-to-tackle-climate-change-in-2020