UN Climate Change Conference 2021 | COP26

31st October – 12th November

For the last 2 weeks, the world’s nations have gathered in Glasgow for COP26 - the UN Conference of Parties. A draft COP26 text was released to form the basis of an agreement at the end of the conference.

The UN reported recently that the current pledges are still inadequate. In this crucial decade, COP26 is maybe the world’s best last chance to keep the Paris Agreement on the agenda and get runaway climate change under control.

Headline Agreements

  • More than 100 world leaders, representing 85% of the world’s forest, promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030
  • More than 40 countries, including major coal-users including Poland, Vietnam and Chile, agreed to shift away from coal.
  • Some 450 financial organisations agreed to back "clean" technology and direct finance away from fossil fuel-burning industries.
  • US and China pledged to boost climate co-operation over the next decade, on a range of issues including clean energy & de-carbonisation

Does it go far enough?

"What happened at COP26 – Days at a glance" by Guardian.
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