COP26: Which countries are doing best at tackling climate change?

Environment



12 October 2021

By Adam Vaughan

Climate demonstrators

Climate demonstrators in Frankfurt, Germany, on 13 August

ARMANDO BABANI/AFP via Getty Images

The chief aim of the COP26 climate summit is to “keep 1.5°C alive”, according to the president of the talks, Alok Sharma. But meeting that Paris Agreement goal, of holding global temperature rises to 1.5°C, will require bold ambition from countries in their emissions plans for the end of the decade.

Governments had to submit plans in 2015 and were given a deadline of submitting new ones showing “progression” by the end of 2020. However, many missed that schedule and …

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