Draft Glasgow pledge calls on world to ditch coal quicker, step up emissions cuts next year


A published draft of the Glasgow agreement includes language acknowledging that the world should be aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, which could be a first step in obliging countries to make more ambitious pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over this decade.

…The language is fairly weak in that it doesn’t set earlier targets to come up with the funding.

“On one side of the scales, it advances a detailed process for accelerating climate mitigation goals, but, on the other side of the scales, on finance and loss and damage, it is fuzzy and vague,” said Mohamed Adow, director of climate think tank Power Shift Africa.

“The missed deadline for the $100 billion promise doesn’t get acknowledged — and this is a key ask from vulnerable countries.”

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