COP26, the 26th edition of the UN's Climate Change conference that has been delayed until November 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, will encourage the nearly 200 governments that are part of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to improve on their promises to slash national emissions. This, however, is easier said than done, with countries implementing differing recovery plans and administrations with different agendas when it comes to fighting climate change. Catherine Brahic, Environmental Editor at The Economist, explains why COP26 being pushed back a year was a blessing in disguise, and outlines what the United States' role will be in the Paris Climate Accord upon its return in 2021.