CLIMATE CHANGE

Looking for the pain threshold: Why COP26 won’t deliver

Reaching the Paris goal would require a 45 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030

In Summary

• COP26 started on Saturday with over 100 world leaders and 25,000 delegates in attendance, but much that should already have happened has not happened.

• The draft texts that are normally negotiated before such meetings are only half-done due to the pandemic. Neither China’s President Xi nor President Putin of Russia is even showing up.

“The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7°C of heating,”UN Secretary General António Guterres said. “There is a high risk of failure of COP26.”

That’s the global climate summit that ...

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