COP26 has been hailed as the last chance we have in regards to taking action on climate change.
With over 120 world leaders present at the UN summit in Glasgow, it is hoped that a direct plan will be formulated by each nation to keep to the target of restricting global temperatures from rising 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
Certain measures that world leaders will be discussing include the curbing of deforestation, phasing out coal, ending the funding of fossil fuels and cutting methane emissions.
However, significant measures have still yet to be discussed and implemented if we want to keep to the 1.5C target, according to scientists.
Although many are hopeful, some have expressed a different tone towards the summit, with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg describing COP26 as a “failure” citing vague promises from leaders to cut emissions.
Tens of thousands of people will be marching today in Glasgow and other cities throughout the world in an attempt to pressure world leaders into formulating a direct solution to tackling climate change.
With some people left both optimistic and pessimistic about the summit, do you think that COP26 will be successful in formulating a solution to climate change?
IMAGE – Gage Skidmore/”PM Boris Johnson speaking at the opening of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, 20 January 2020″ by DFID – UK