What the Glasgow climate talks achieved
November 15, 2021 - The COP26 climate deal, backed by nearly 200 countries, for the first time explicitly targeted fossil fuels, asked governments to boost emissions cuts, and promised help for countries struck by catastrophic climate events.
The Glasgow Climate Pact is the first ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases, the BBC said.
But critics say the pledges don't go far enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C.
As part of the agreement, countries will meet next year to pledge further major carbon cuts with the aim of reaching the 1.5C goal. Current pledges, if fulfilled, will only limit global warming to about 2.4C.