WORLD LEADERS HURRY FOR CLIMATE DEAL AS COP26 ENDS

As the UN Climate Summit COP26 is coming to an end, the new draft agreement at the summit has watered down on the commitments to end the use of coal and fossil fuels. Countries in the summit are hurrying to reach a deal after the two weeks of meeting. The deal, which will lay the course for Climate conversations in the coming years, must be agreed in the final hours of the summit. 

The draft agreement for the summit which was published on Friday following the talks asks for tighter deadlines for governments to reveal their plans for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. “This text is the bare minimum. The next few hours are going to determine the new dawn,” says Simon Stiell, climate resilience minister for Grenada, a small island that is highly vulnerable to climate change, reporter the BBC. “If the text withstands the battering it may get, we are holding onto 1.5C by our fingernails,” he added. 

A key point at COP26 is climate finance. The money that has been promised by richer, developed countries to poorer countries to fight climate change. It is unsettling for many, because developed countries are responsible for most greenhouse gas emissions, but developing countries see the worst effects of climate change.

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