On Sunday the UK will host a summit that is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control.

The gathering is called COP26: COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Established by the UN, COP1 took place in 1995 - this will be the 26th.

The meeting in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November could lead to major changes to our everyday lives.

The world is warming because of fossil fuel emissions caused by humans.

Extreme weather events linked to climate change - including heatwaves, floods and forest fires - are intensifying. The past decade was the warmest on record, and governments agree urgent collective action is needed.

The UN warned this week that the world is on track for “climate catastrophe”, as it published a report showing countries’ plans to cut emissions still fall far short of curbing dangerous warming.