UN chief Antonio Guterres has told the Associated Press news agency that the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is on “life support”. He said the COP26 summit would probably not see governments make the pledges needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by enough. Pressure is mounting for countries
Activists and politicians have cautiously welcomed an unexpected US-China declaration that vowed to boost climate co-operation. The EU and UN described the move as encouraging and an important step, but Greenpeace said both countries needed to take concrete action. The US and China are the world’s two biggest CO2 emitters.