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Explainer; All you need to know about COP26 climate summit.

Last night, Africa governments were able to get to the anticipated climate change summit that has been hailed as the “best last chance” to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and prevent the negative effects of climate change. .

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What is a climate change summit?

The Glasgow Climate Summit is called COP26, which represents the “26th Conference of Member States” and represents the summit of all signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The group meets annually to discuss progress made in tackling climate change and to discuss how to meet the terms of climate agreements.

Last year’s face-to-face meeting was delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic, so COP26 will be the first time countries have met since the last UN report on climate science has issued a stern warning that the effects of climate change the weather is getting worse and worse as time goes on. outside to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of reducing global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

What’s in the Agenda?

Mediators at this year’s climate summit will face questions on how to mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as how to help countries adapt to climate change. a world where the effects are even worse.

A key factor in the agenda of the climate summit is to increase the promise of almost all countries to reduce global warming emissions as soon as possible. Despite current commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations says the world is on the verge of missing that goal of reducing global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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