Glasgow climate pact: leaders welcome Cop26 deal despite coal compromise

Glasgow climate pact: leaders welcome Cop26 deal despite coal compromise

Watered-down coal pledge and climate financing shortcomings temper optimism over Glasgow deal

World leaders and environmental experts have broadly welcomed a UN climate deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, while some criticised the agreement for not going far enough.

While the agreement won applause for keeping alive the hope of capping global warming at 1.5C, many of the nearly 200 national delegations wished they had come away with more.

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