COP26: Resources and Analysis

Research, discussions, and analysis to inform the international climate and energy conversations at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)


RFF experts are closely tracking the key issues, challenges, and conversations likely to come at the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. Our modeling and analysis examine many of the topics expected to play a key role in COP26 discussions, including carbon border mechanisms, international climate policy, the role of developed and developing countries in climate ambition, and the state of the global energy system.

RFF Experts Available for Media Inquiries

RFF Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement, Billy Pizer, will be in person at the COP, and additional RFF experts are available for interview or comment. Please contact Annie McDarris for any media requests or inquiries.

Live Events

Resources Radio: COP26 Edition

Tune in November 2, 9, and 16 as Resources Radio launches a three-part podcast series on COP26. Tune in each Tuesday of the COP and the week to follow as leading experts preview the discussions to come, analyze the efforts to date, and provide insights on the road ahead.

Resources Radio COP26 series schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 2 | RFF's Kristin Hayes hosts Rachel Cleetus, policy director with the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, to preview the keys to success at COP26
  • Tuesday, November 9 | Speakers to be announced
  • Tuesday, November 16 | RFF's Kristin Hayes hosts RFF Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement Billy Pizer as he reflects on his time at COP26, and shares insights and excerpts from conversations with key stakeholders

Tune in to Resources Radio here or subscribe for the weekly podcast, direct to your inbox.

Relevant Research

COP26: RFF Experts

Media Inquiries and Requests

RFF scholars are available for media inquiries. Contact Annie McDarris, Media Relations Associate, to be connected with an RFF expert.

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