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COP26 climate summit

Britain hosts the pandemic-delayed COP26 U.N. climate talks in Glasgow from Oct. 31-Nov. 12, 2021.

Governments are under pressure to show how they will step up efforts to cut planet-heating emissions enough to limit global warming to 1.5C, while adapting to the extreme weather and rising seas already hitting vulnerable communities hard.

Swift climate action urged to avoid 'unimaginable' health threats Laurie Goering
Pressure grows at COP26 talks for new climate damage funding Megan Rowling
Nature, climate protection pledges mount at COP26, amid past fails Alister Doyle
At COP26, 45 nations pledge to protect nature in climate fight Alister Doyle
Push to end oil and gas expansion takes off at COP26 - with limits Laurie Goering and Sebastian Rodriguez
Can advertising agencies glamorise climate solutions? Laurie Goering
COP26 rules on carbon markets may leave indigenous people exposed Megan Rowling and Laurie Goering
Fossil fuel-free future not impossible but disinformation a threat Laurie Goering
What did vulnerable nations push for at COP26 climate talks? Megan Rowling
Will COP26 deforestation pledge be game-changer or broken promise? Michael Taylor
Kenyan inventor cuts food waste - and adds jobs and income Laurie Goering
COP26: What are the COVID rules? Laurie Goering
With no tickets to COP26 talks, climate activists take to streets Laurie Goering
IMF head says faster emissions cuts can curb big adaptation needs Laurie Goering
'Time to do the right thing,' negotiators told as COP26 opens Laurie Goering
Bangladeshi veteran of climate talks fears COP26 will fail poorest Laurie Goering
Ensuring indigenous rights key as forest carbon investments grow Alister Doyle
Vulnerable nations float 'emergency' timetable to cut emissions Megan Rowling
'Illusion' of climate action by big emitters clouds COP26 outlook Beh Lih Yi
If warming tops 1.5C, island nations are staring into the abyss Simon Stiell
Africans weigh green energy switch - and fossil fuel cash Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla
Rising climate migration exposes need to prevent ‘loss and damage’ Saleemul Huq & Andy Norton
Gulf energy giants pledge net zero - but plan to stick with oil Maya Gebeily
World needs $5 tln in annual climate finance by 2030 to act fast Beh Lih Yi
Brazil seeks to burnish its climate credentials as COP26 nears Fabio Teixeira
Democrats fret over getting climate deal to Biden ahead of COP26 David Sherfinski
COVID-19 challenges 'disadvantage' smaller nations in COP26 talks Beh Lih Yi
U.N. biodiversity chief urges COP26 talks to prioritise nature Michael Taylor
'Shameful' failure to meet climate finance goal threatens COP26 Megan Rowling
Are we making real progress towards 'net zero' emissions? Megan Rowling
Democracies failing on climate change face 'existential' threat Laurie Goering
Beyond coal: End to deforestation sought at COP26 climate summit Michael Taylor
Global citizens' assembly mulls climate solutions ahead of COP26 Beh Lih Yi
Reality check needed on finance to stay safe in a warming world Megan Rowling
Youth climate protesters back on streets demanding rapid action Laurie Goering and Nita Bhalla
COP26 talks 'difficult' without promised finance - UN fund head Beh Lih Yi
Climate finance shortfall threatens global warming goals Beh Lih Yi and Megan Rowling
As COP26 nears, pressure grows on Asia to cancel new coal projects Beh Lih Yi
COP26 summit urged to prioritise adaptation as climate risks rise Megan Rowling
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