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COP26 in Review: Reflections on Glasgow

Episode Summary

This week we are reflecting on the COP26 climate conference. Was the meeting in Glasgow a success? Or, did it fall short of expectations?

Episode Notes

Today we’re taking a retrospective look at the outcomes of the COP-26 conference that was held in Glasgow earlier this month. COP – or Conference of the Parties – is the annual UN climate change conference. A key aim of the conference was to ‘keep 1.5°C alive’ – but was enough progress made on cutting emissions to reach this goal? Have rich countries stepped up to the plate by agreeing to pay for loss and damage in poorer countries? And, are we making progress fast enough?

We have three leading experts on these matters here at UCL, and they join me now.