After two gruelling weeks of negotiations in Glasgow, the Cop26 local weather summit was delivered to a detailed on Saturday night time with an settlement. In it, international locations pledged new reductions in carbon emissions, though nowhere close to sufficient to maintain warming to inside the aim of 1.5C larger than post-industrial ranges. For that, they’ve agreed to return again with extra bold nationwide contributions subsequent 12 months when the UN convention is held in Egypt.
The Guardian’s surroundings correspondent, Fiona Harvey, has been in Glasgow all week following each growth and tells Michael Safi that whereas the settlement reached in extra time was far from good, it incorporates some vital commitments on coal, methane, deforestation and electrical autos.
Whereas environmental teams and activists have been fast to model the end result a failure, Harvey says there is no such thing as a various aside from to maintain pushing nationwide leaders to go additional and additional – and that the Cop summits are nonetheless the greatest discussion board to get significant international agreements.
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