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NatWest Group and COP26

We’re excited to be a Principal Partner for COP26 and we’ll support the UK Government in the delivery of a successful COP26.

What is COP?

COP26 is the next annual UN climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and the summit will be attended by the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty that came into force in 1994.

This is the 26th COP summit and will be hosted in partnership between the UK and Italy. The conference will be held in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021 a year later than planned due to delays caused by the COVID pandemic.

It’s an opportunity for experts to come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change and deliver on the Paris Agreement and there will also be space to showcase climate action, highlight climate issue and share knowledge.

Why we’re sponsoring COP

Hear from our CEO Alison Rose why it’s so important for NatWest Group to be sponsoring COP 26 and how tackling climate change is at the core of the bank’s purpose.

Our climate commitments

We have a significant responsibility, and the ability, to encourage, enable and to lead the way in helping people across the UK to transition to a net zero carbon economy.

COP26 Principal Partners online discussion

We hosted a virtual event with CEO Alison Rose and senior leaders from the other COP26 Principal Partners, alongside the Government’s UK Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffiths MP, to discuss the role that business can play in helping to tackle climate change. 
You can watch it here.

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