COP26: A moment for the world to truly confront the climate emergency

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IN JUST over a week, the doors will open in Glasgow, UK, on what is arguably one of the most consequential international summits in history. Yet for many people, it remains unclear why COP26, the 26th UN-sponsored “conference of the parties” on climate change, is so crucial. What would a good outcome even be?

It doesn’t help that the UK, the host and diplomatic leader of the summit, which begins on 31 October, seems so muddled in its approach. Its long-delayed announcement this week of major green policies was welcome, but has been tarnished by political infighting over funding …

source: newscientist.com