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Pressure mounts on countries to strike Cop26 deal as talks pass deadline

Deadlock stretched climate summit past its scheduled end with hopes leaders will reach agreement by Saturday See all our Cop26 coverage Cop26 climate talks were closing in on a global deal aimed at limiting devastating global warming, with UK organisers hoping for a final agreement to the marathon negotiations on Saturday. Delegates from nearly 200 […]

Cop26 live: reaction to latest draft as negotiations enter final day

With the UN climate conference due to end on Friday, negotiators are scrambling to come to an agreement Here’s a link to the draft text which appeared on the UN website minutes ago. Analysts around the world will be examining it to see how it differs from the previous draft, and whether the language has […]

Youth activists petition UN to declare ‘systemwide climate emergency’

Greta Thunberg among young people filing legal suit for climate crisis to be declared a global level 3 emergency Greta Thunberg and youth climate activists from around the world are filing a legal petition to the UN secretary-general urging him to declare a “system-wide climate emergency”. As Cop26 enters its final days, climate campaigners were […]

Paris Cop president warns projected 1.8C heating limit is only hypothesis

Laurent Fabius says countries must be open and accountable about how they will deliver pledges in full Prospects of limiting global heating to 1.8C on the basis of commitments made at the Cop26 climate summit are only “a hypothesis”, the godfather of the Paris climate agreement has warned. Laurent Fabius, the former French prime minister […]

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The artist Wayne Binitie has spent […]

Greta Thunberg says she will not attend Cop26 climate summit

Swedish activist says uneven Covid vaccine rollout means countries would not participate on even terms The Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has said she will not attend the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, saying the uneven distribution of Covid-19 vaccines would mean countries could not participate on even terms. The 18-year-old activist said […]