The UK’s presidency of the climate change conference COP26 was seized as an opportunity to define themselves as a leader in this space on the global stage. The key goals set out by Alok Sharma, COP26 President, was “cars, coal, cash, and trees”, with other important areas requiring resolution being the finalisation of the emissions trading chapter of the Paris Agreement.
Halfway through COP26, could it arguably already be called a success? Geoffrey Norris, Senior Adviser; Lilah Howson-Smith, Senior Associate; and Charley Roberts, Associate, take the temperature of the conference direct from Glasgow.
They focus on how new commitments on coal and other targets made by the UK and others are being received, which nations are notably absent from them, and what these updates mean for the rest of the conference.
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