TV firm Sky has been announced as a sponsor for the UN COP 26 Summit in Glasgow later this year.

The broadcaster joins National Grid, NatWest Group, Scottish Power and SSE as Principle Partners for the summit at the SEC in November

The UK Government revealed the deal with the TV company committing to supporting a year of climate action ahead of the international climate change summit.

Sky has become the first broadcaster to sign up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Action Framework and has achieved CarbonNeutral certification for all of its UK Sky Original productions. 

Alok Sharma, COP26 President,  said: “This is an exciting year as we prepare for COP26 in Glasgow. Businesses have a key part to play in the summit and in building back greener, so I am delighted to welcome Sky as a Principal Partner for COP26.

"Their Sky Zero campaign shows how ambitious they are to take meaningful action for the future of our planet and I look forward to working together in the run up to COP26.” 

Jeremy Darroch, Executive Chairman Sky, said: “This year will require us all to focus and adapt as we accelerate our efforts to tackle the climate crisis. ”