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The Glasgow climate pact, annotated

Washington Post: “After two weeks of talks in Glasgow, diplomats from almost 200 countries have agreed to ramp up their carbon-cutting commitments, phase out some fossil fuels and increase aid to poor countries on the front lines of climate change. [At COP26, nations speed climate action but leave world still headed for dangerous warming] The agreement will not put the world on track to avoid catastrophic warming beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). But officials said it represents a significant step on a path to a safer future…”

See also Yale Environment 360 – Major UN Climate Pact Is Reached, But Deal Does Not Put World on Target. “A major agreement was struck in the overtime hours at the UN climate summit — a deal that does not set a course for adequately curbing emissions, reports our contributing writer Fred Pearce. Read the latest from Yale Environment 360’s coverage from the Glasgow conference…”

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