The COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow was the focus of the world’s attention for two weeks in November.
Will the Glasgow Climate Pact, signed by 197 countries, be enough to keep global warming below 1.5°C, or even below 2°C? Other commitments announced at summit, to cut methane emissions, halt and reverse deforestation, and a pledge from more than 40 countries phase out coalWhat can you do to make a real difference?
What happens after all the scientists, delegates, and civil society activists have left? How will progress towards net zero targets be monitored and climate finance financed? And what do world leaders need to do now, to make sure the transition away from fossil fuels doesn’t leave communities behind?
To discuss these issues, The Conversation hosts an online panel discussion with climate experts. Hosted by Will de Freitas – environment and energy editor at The Conversation –
- Corinne Le Quéré, Royal Society research professor of climate change science, University of East Anglia
- Michael Jacobs, Professorial Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute University of Sheffield
- Michelle Cain is a lecturer in environmental analytics at Cranfield University and a visiting researcher in atmospheric science at the University of Oxford.
- Rebecca Willis, professor in practice, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.
This event is part of The Conversation’s coverage on COP26, the Glasgow climate conference, by experts from around the world.
The Conversation is here to help you understand the climate news and stories. More.