COP26 in Glasgow is make or break in the fight against climate change

This year will be "make or break" in the fight against climate change, according to António Guterres, speaking to Member States meeting as part of the preparations towards the latest annual UN climate conference, known as COP26, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November. Postponed from last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is being co-hosted by the UK and Italy, and countries are expected to announce new climate targets in advance.

He said the global coalition to make net zero emissions a reality, needs to grow, to cover more than 90 per cent of all carbon entering the atmosphere, underscoring a UN priority. As commitments must be supported by clear and credible plans, he urged countries to provide significantly more ambitious nationally determined contributions, as outlined in the agreement, adding “the major economies and members of the G20 must lead the way.”

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