COP26 climate change deal falls short on coal targets | Engadget

The pact might prompt some countries to step up their environmental initiatives, but others may face relatively few consequences if they fall short.Please enter a valid email address It asks countries "revisit and strengthen" their climate change plans before the end of 2022, as New Scientist noted. Numerous countries promised to reduce methane emissions and stop deforestation, and the agreement called for reduced subsidies on fossil fuels. While COP26 president Alok Sharma and numerous countries' delegates wanted the tougher language, Sharma said it was "vital" to protect the deal. The Glasgow deal only committed to making a new plan in the next three years.The final pact does include some notable measures. The final language only "requests" that countries rethink their plans, for instance. The COP26 climate conference has come to an end, but it probably won't satisfy some of its more outspoken critics.
The COP26 climate conference has come to an end, but it probably won't satisfy some of its more outspoken critics. Reuters and The Washington Post report that the United Nations-helmed summit has rea… [+2131 chars]