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What is COP26?

As a Principal Partner for COP26, we believe it’s important to help everyone understand what the 'Conference of the Parties' is and the role we’re playing to support this critical climate event.

COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference, will be an important global stage, giving countries worldwide the chance to:

  • showcase what’s already been achieved on their journey to Net Zero
  • agree how the rules of the Paris Agreement will operate going forward
  • commit to agreeing on a plan of action to reach climate change targets


Watch to find out more.

Power firms unite to deliver underwater energy super-highway

Three of the UK’s largest energy firms have today confirmed they are developing ambitious plans to deliver an underwater super-highway that will see the North Sea become the hidden power house of Europe.

The electric super-highway will play a vital role in achieving net zero as all three power firms were confirmed today as major partners of the UN’s COP26 climate change event to be held in Glasgow in 2021.



Committed to tackling climate change

As Glasgow prepares to host what will arguably be the world’s most important climate change event, watch our CEO Keith Anderson talk through our commitment to helping the country get to net zero


Keith's blog

"6 months to COP26"

By Keith Anderson, CEO, ScottishPower

With just 6 months to COP26, I was delighted to welcome Channel4 News and its presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy; Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee; and Professor Kirsty Park, Biological and Environmental Sciences expert at the University of Stirling to our Whitelee Windfarm.


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COP26 updates

"Alok Sharma becomes full-time COP26 president"

From Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street

To meet the high ambitions for the COP26 Climate Conference hosted in Glasgow this November, Alok Sharma will solely focus on driving forward coordinated global action to tackle climate change.



External news

"Working towards a Glasgow agreement"

By Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council

In one year from now, Glasgow will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26. An event of global scale and generational significance, our city will be the focus of the world’s efforts to address the climate emergency.



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ScottishPower has a pathway to COP26 and we are looking forward to working with everyone that is committed to make COP26 the success it needs to be to tackle climate change.




Watch and learn how your organisation can enter our Cop26 Climate Collaboration Challenge with WWF Scotland and the Sustainable Scotland Network to champion new cross-sector partnerships and projects in Scotland.


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Events and activity


The next session in our Connect with Climate Change series, 'Raising ambition: A tale of two regions' takes place on the 29th June.


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