Cop26: countries agree to accept ‘imperfect’ climate agreement

Cop26: countries agree to accept ‘imperfect’ climate agreement

Negotiators say agreement represents some progress but not enough, while UK hosts claim it keeps global heating limit of 1.5C within reach

Countries have agreed a deal on the climate crisis that its backers say will keep within reach the goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C, the key threshold of safety set out in the 2015 Paris agreement.

Alok Sharma, the UK cabinet minister and Cop president, said the deal was “imperfect” but showed “consensus and support”. He said: “I hope we can leave this conference united having delivered something significant for people and planet together as one.”

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