In Glasgow, the U.N. climate agency released a draft accord today calling on countries to set more aggressive goals for cutting emissions and to fast-track the phasing out of coal, as well as phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. The document also says countries should stop emitting greenhouse gases “by or around mid-century,” but does not set precise or urgent deadlines and enforcement policies. Negotiators at COP26 will continue talks over the second half of this week before a final deal is reached. This comes as the group Climate Action Tracker found that the planet is on track to see a catastrophic 2.4 degree Celsius rise in temperature this century, even with governments’ pledges to reduce emissions.
U.N. Releases Draft Accord in COP26’s Final Stretch as Data Show Global Temp. Set to Climb 2.4C
HeadlineNov 10, 2021