COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact

23 November 2021

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The twenty-sixth UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) concluded with 197 countries agreeing to a new climate deal. The Glasgow Climate Pact focuses on the key areas of emissions cuts, fossil fuels, climate finance and adaptation, loss and damage, emissions reporting and transparency, carbon markets, and the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C target.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations were required to update their carbon-reducing plans every five years. The Glasgow Climate Pact asks countries to come back by the end of 2022, with more ambitious plans to cut their emissions by 2030 in a bid to hold onto the 1.5C goal.