- UK government will likely secure attendance of major heads of state needed to ensure new climate commitments at COP26
- Geopolitical tensions between UK and other nations including China and Russia unlikely to prevent attendance by high-level officials
- Summit will produce pledges over emissions, but long-term success will depend on finance for developing nations’ energy transitions
Western media reported on 4 July that Russian President Putin and China’s President Xi had received personal invitations to attend the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which the UK will host in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.
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