Third draft of Cop26 text retains key goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C

Third draft of Cop26 text retains key goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C

Latest version of text, which asks nations to return next year with stronger emissions targets, will now be scrutinised by delegates

A third draft of the outcome of the Cop26 climate summit retained key resolutions to pursue greenhouse gas emissions cuts in line with holding global temperature rises to 1.5C.

Nations will be asked to return next year to strengthen their targets on emissions cuts, which are so far inadequate, and to accelerate the phase-out of coal power and fossil fuel subsidies. The text was not substantially weakened overnight, but there is a long process still to go through on Saturday, and perhaps Sunday, in which some countries are likely to attack some of the key provisions.

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