Glasgow Climate Pact

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After two-week long negotiations and meetings of almost 200 countries that participated at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), the new Glasgow Climate Pact is acquired. Intensive dialogue, even though uncertain until the end, established several final agreements, which, for now, keep the global temperature rise at 1.5°C above pre-industrial period. The president of the COP26, Alok Sharma said in his final speech that this 1.5°C pulse is weak! Observing the revised data from Climate Change Tracker with the optimistic scenario in mind that includes implementation of all announced targets, the rise of global temperature could stop at 1.8°C. For the Conference, the main emphasis was on fossil fuels, as they are the main contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. In the last minute, India requested change of the phrase phase out to phase down, which would mean gradual reduction of unabated coal power (the power plants that do not have carbon capture technology). This mild mitigation is something that definitely does not benefit fighting climate change, but there is still an optimistic fact that more and more countries are still on the phase out unabated coal power pathway.

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