COP26: Can a climate change conference save the planet?
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COP26: Can a climate change conference save the planet?

CNBC explains the significance of the Conference of Parties (COP), its origins and the impact it strives to achieve in combating our climate crisis.
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Wed, Sep 22 20219:13 PM EDT

In 1992, more than 150 countries signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

The environmental treaty was designed to support a global response to climate change. 

Every year, delegations from countries signed to the convention gather for the Conference of the Parties, more commonly known as COP. 

The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. More than 25 years later, the Scottish city of Glasgow will host COP26 at the beginning of November this year. 

Watch the video above to learn what happens at COP and the role it plays in the fight against climate change.