For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. In November 2021, the 26th summit is being held – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.
Cultural Survival's Avexnim Cojti attended the summit and got a chance to speak to the former Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot).