Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2021, 8:55 PM

Glasgow Climate Deal’s Success Hinges on Pledges Becoming Action

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

The overall success of the Glasgow Climate Pact struck at COP26 Saturday will depend on whether countries follow through on their promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions to abate climate change, legal observers say.

Leading up to the pact, more than 150 countries submitted new voluntary carbon-cutting commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement and pledged to try to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

The Glasgow pact asks countries to come back to the table in a year and strengthen those commitments even more, and pushes them to speed up the shift away ...

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