NatWest Group and COP26

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.

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.

Watch our climate video

Find out how we’re supporting our customers, through our products & partnerships, to tackle the climate challenge. 

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Hear how we're helping customers realise the potential that tackling climate change can create for their business and their communities.

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.

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We’re sponsoring COP26 in 2021

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