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2021 UN Climate Change Conference finishes with new global agreements

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or the COP26, was concluded with new goals toward battling climate change last November 12, Friday, in Glasgow, Scotland.

With 200 participating countries, there were several constructed pacts based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Glasgow Climate Pact was adopted, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement was discussed at the end of the conference.

These documents focused on reducing coal usage, eradicating greenhouse gas emissions, and being responsible for each country’s national determined contributions.

Representatives agreed to reduce coal, especially in electricity production, and 100 countries pledged to end deforestation by 2030.

Furthermore, there was an established alliance between China and the United States to work to enhance climate actions.

COP26 got a source of project funding through Adaptation Fund, as developed countries are encouraged to provide more support to developing countries by 2025.

Despite the promising plans, some problematic issues and notable climate funding remained unanswered.

The 2021 Conference of the Parties is the first COP under the Paris Agreement. The next climate change conference will happen in 2022 and will be hosted by Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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