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What happened at COP26?

Earth watch Simon Marsh

At the beginning of November, delegates from every nation in the world arrived in Glasgow for COP26, the UN conference on climate change. COPs (in full, the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) happen annually but the big ones are every five years or so. COP26 was particularly critical, being the first major gathering since the Paris Agreement in 2015; the first test of whether countries would live up to their promises on climate change.