Nations work together on climate at COP26 [rolling updates]

Climate envoy John Kerry gesturing while speaking with three people (© Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, center right, speaks with China's special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, center left, during the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference November 13 in Glasgow. (© Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

The future of our planet is at stake.

COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, is our “last best chance” to address the climate crisis, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has said.

“Glasgow [is] a pivotal moment for the world to come together to meet and master the climate challenge,” he said in July.

Find updates from the conference here.

November 15

Be sure to catch up on the latest COP26 recaps by visiting the conference’s YouTube page.

November 13

President Biden believes now is the time for countries to unite on climate action.


At the conclusion of COP26, nations made pledges on greenhouse gas emissions to limit global planetary temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

November 12

The U.S. and United Arab Emirates launched the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate alongside 31 countries and over 48 nongovernmental partners at COP26.

November 11

Sad COP26 is over? Get ready for COP27 and COP28 in 2022 and 2023, respectively!

November 10

The United States is joining nations around the world to bring renewable energy everywhere.
November 9
Women have the potential to lead the way on the climate crisis, and the U.S. stands ready to assist them.
Sustainable agriculture holds the key to long-term climate solutions, which is why the U.S. intends to mobilize $1 billion in investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years.

November 8

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will help support African countries achieve their Paris Agreement goals.

November 7

Follow U.S. climate policy updates at Glasgow and beyond.

November 6

The United States is doubling its climate funding for developing nations.

U.S. Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland met with Indigenous groups at COP26.

November 5

In a declaration, the leaders of more than 100 nations agreed to work “collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.”

The countries included the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Nigeria and Peru.

For its part, the United States launched two initiatives to help achieve these goals.

Swath of trees turning colors (© MIchael Probst/AP Images)
Trees in the Taunus region near Frankfurt, Germany, October 2. Leaders from more than 100 countries pledged to end deforestation, which scientists say is a major driver of climate change. (© Michael Probst/AP Images)

The United States is working on climate-crisis solutions with countries around the world at COP26 in Glasgow.

From October 31 to November 12, COP26 is bringing together thousands of people to step
up the collective response to the crisis, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The U.S. Center in Glasgow brings together leaders from governments, businesses and civil society to showcase the United States’ commitment to an all-of-society approach to tackling the climate crisis.

President Biden talking in front of sign reading 'United Nations Climate Change' (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
President Biden speaks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1. (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

At COP26’s Youth Day, Haaland spoke with Indigenous youth leaders about land-based climate solutions.

The State Department is joining private partners to help countries around the world transition to renewable energy.

November 4

The United States is committed to accelerating climate progress.

The United States launched the Climate Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (CEED) Initiative at COP26 to foster entrepreneurial climate solutions.

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spoke at COP26’s Energy Day about the United States’ efforts to go green.

November 3

The United States will join 14 other nations on the Ocean Panel, working with them on a sustainable ocean economy.

November 2

What do President Biden’s advisers have to say about COP26? Learn more here.

The U.S. and EU will reduce methane emissions by 30% before the start of the next decade.

The newly announced U.S. Forest Investor Club will fund climate-friendly forest conservation efforts.

President Biden joined over 100 other nations in a commitment to stop deforestation by 2030.

November 1

U.S. leaders agree the time is now to protect our planet and build a better future.

October 31

The U.S. State Department will work with government leaders and diplomats at COP26 to confront the climate challenge together.