COMMENT | The 26th UN Climate Change Conference or COP26 in Glasgow saw 25,000 people from 197 countries, including 120 world leaders, come together in the UK.
They have agreed to the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’, which will accelerate climate action – aiming to keep alive our goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
Countries also completed the Paris Rulebook – the guidelines for implementing the Paris Agreement, after six arduous years of negotiations. This includes agreement on how to trade carbon credits to avoid double-counting and how to track progress on climate commitments.
COP26 President Alok Sharma said at the end of the Conference, “1.5°C is alive, but its pulse is weak” and could only be delivered with concerted and immediate...