Global climate talks

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Ratchets, phase-downs and a fragile agreement: how Cop26 played out
Last-minute hitch on coal almost reduced Alok Sharma to tears as Glasgow climate pact made imperfect progress

Fiona Harvey in Glasgow

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We are not on course’: scientists warn action must match words at Cop26
Climate experts say their message is getting through but more urgent work is needed

Jonathan Watts

11, Nov, 2021 @3:18 PM

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World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid
Cop26 summit focusing on slowing down global heating at expense of current impact on water-stressed regions, says head of WaterAid

Sarah Johnson

10, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Barack Obama backs push for firm 1.5C limit at Cop26 summit
Exclusive: ex-US president’s support a boost for High Ambition Coalition of countries demanding annual targets

Fiona Harvey and Nina Lakhani

08, Nov, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Cop26 week one: the impression of progress – but not nearly enough
Analysis: the ‘significant outcomes’ came thick and fast but there are question marks about credibility

Jonathan Watts

06, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What happened at Cop26 – day three at a glance
Summary of the main developments on the second day of the UN climate summit in Glasgow

Matthew Taylor and Alan Evans

03, Nov, 2021 @6:55 PM

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Twenty countries pledge end to finance for overseas fossil fuel projects
UK among countries at Cop26 vowing to divert funds to low-carbon energy

Fiona Harvey and Patrick Greenfield in Glasgow

03, Nov, 2021 @4:18 PM

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Europe’s record summer ‘impossible’ without global heating
Cop26 countries must take action to stop record heat becoming an annual event, say experts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

03, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Scott Morrison tells Cop26 Australia will exceed 2030 target in bid to fend off criticism
Glasgow conference is focused on more ambitious 2030 cuts but, while PM says Australia may cut emissions by 35%, the 26% to 28% target won’t be changed

Katharine Murphy in Glasgow

01, Nov, 2021 @8:16 PM

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Scott Morrison unveils $500m in international climate finance on first day of Cop26
Money will be directed to projects in Pacific and south-east Asia, Australia’s PM says

Katharine Murphy in Glasgow

01, Nov, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Climate optimism is an illusion, UN chief tells Cop26
António Guterres says talks may have to become annual and urges countries to ‘choose ambition’

Fiona Harvey in Glasgow

01, Nov, 2021 @1:08 PM

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‘Time is running out’: your messages for world leaders at Cop26
Guardian readers implore those at the climate summit to act now and grasp humanity’s ‘last chance’

Clea Skopeliti

01, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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