Cop26: fears smaller nations will be priced out of hosting pavilions

Cop26: fears smaller nations will be priced out of hosting pavilions

Organisers of Glasgow climate talks said to blame Brexit and the pandemic for fees up to 30% higher than Cop25

Countries and organisations planning to host events at vital UN climate talks in Glasgow next month have said they fear that increased costs at this year’s event will cause problems for developing nations.

Multiple participants said that the cost of renting Cop26 pavilions – event spaces for hosting workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches during the conference – is considerably higher than it was at Cop25 in Madrid, with some saying it had increased by as much as 30%.

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