This year’s COP26, billed as the most important climate talks since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, is fast-approaching. Here's what you need to know.
News, comment and analysis on the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties.
Glasgow will host 30,000 delegates in November for UN climate talks, billed as the most significant since the Paris agreement was signed in the French capital in 2015.
The head of the European Commission’s climate plans has said this year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow cannot be held virtually if world leaders are to make progress on strengthening cooperation to cut emissions
The government has issued draft legislation to set the Sixth Carbon Budget, with an accompanying impact assessment concluding that its annual benefits will vastly exceed its costs
The US and UK have set the pace with ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while China pledged to curb its coal use at the Leaders Summit on Climate
Prime minister Boris Johnson has told world leaders that reaching net zero is now more a political than technical question, as China and the US make their own climate pledges
The prime minister has declared that the government will legislate to adopt the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee for the sixth carbon budget, sparking a new focus on delivery over target-setting for the body
Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to confirm the government will adopt a target to cut greenhouse emissions by 78% by 2035, according to reports, ahead of a US-led climate summit of world leaders this week
The government has a huge task to justify its claims of being an environmental world leader ahead of the Glasgow climate conference this November, with critical strategies still awaited and key planks of its green agenda yet to be delivered. Here’s what you need to know
The department responsible for leading the way on the environment is not meeting its own green targets. Will its performance embarrass the government in the year it hosts the global climate summit? asks David Burrows
Nationally determined contributions, like the UK’s new 68% emissions reduction commitment, are at the heart of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Here’s what you need to know
The international climate conference achieved little this year, with carbon markets decisions deferred to the 2020 summit in Glasgow. Isabella Kaminski looks at what stymied the critical talks
The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about what's new and what has been retained
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