GLASGOW has been selected to host a major UN climate change summit next year, if a UK bid is successful.

About 30,000 delegates will gather for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

It would be the largest summit the UK has ever held, with up to 200 world leaders expected to attend for the final weekend.

The UK Government is bidding to host the event over two weeks at the end of 2020. The venue would be Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC).

Former business minister Claire Perry, who has been nominated as COP26 president, said: “As one of the UK’s most sustainable cities, with a record for hosting high-profile international events, Glasgow is the right choice to showcase the UK’s commitment to the environment.”