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Cop26 presidency lays out four goals for talks

Keeping 1.5°C pathway within reach and mobilising more finance are vital, according to Cop president Alok Sharma

The leaders of around 120 countries gathered in Glasgow on Monday at the start of Cop26 to begin negotiations on a deal that it is hoped will keep the world on a 1.5°C pathway and operationalise parts of the Paris Agreement not yet in action. There are four key goals for the two-week negotiating process, according to the UK presidency. These are to ensure nations’ 2030 commitments keep the 1.5°C pathway within reach; improve adaptation to the effects of climate change; mobilise $100bn/yr of finance promised by developed countries to developing countries; and make sure the Paris agreement is being implemented properly—including Article 6, which enables transfers of emissions reductions betw



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