Climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticised the Cop26 summit in Glasgow ‘very vague’ final accord.
The countries also agreed following an 11-hour exchange sponsored by China and India to phase out coal power, and not to phase it out.
The pre – signed Copenhagen Agreement – formally referred to the Glasgow Climate Pact – has come under heavy criticism for including a commitment to “exit” from coal power generation.
The Glasgow Pact, agreed in the Copenhagen talks, committed countries to fighting climate change, and contained the historic, albeit watered down, move against coal.
Ministers and negotiators at the UN summit said they needed to work to get nations to increase their emissions control targets to more than 2030 ° C by the end of next year in order to limit dangerous warming.
She welcomed the move to meet more often but caution: “Yes, it’s good that they say that they’re going to increase their ambitions more often, about that doesn’t really mean much if they don’t actually increase their ambition, especially if they don’t fulfil that ambition, as they have proven so far now.”
Negotiators have also sent a signal to shift away from the world’s dirtiest fuel by calling for efforts to accelerate coal’s “exit” from clean coal and to phase out ineffective subsidies for fossil fuels.
It was the first time fossil fuels have been mentioned in a police agreement and she told the station this was a ‘crucial step’.