The “Glasgow Pact” receives mixed reviews; praise for delivering a turning point for coal, while failing to bridge the gap ambition to 1.5 degrees.
The ‘Glasgow Pact’ keeps spotlight on countries going slow on climate action, despite a last-ditch attempt to weaken a call for the end of coal power.
Australia recognised as the worst performer in Glasgow, as the COP26 talks set to run for at least one extra day.
COP26 heads into crunch time, as the COP president pleads with negotiators to finish on time. New Zealand emerges as a surprise agitator on 2030 targets.
The US and China surprise COP26 with a rare joint statement to cooperate on climate action, bridging the ambition gap and accelerating a coal phase out.
Australia under pressure over coal use, and earns a fifth fossil award, while US and China issue rare agreement on tackling climate change.
Australia ranked last for climate policies, gets another ‘fossil’ award for EV “inaction” plan, as new report finds COP26 pledges would push world beyond 2°C.
Countries may apply new pressure on climate laggards to strengthen 2030 emissions targets, putting Australia back in the spotlight at future talks.
Australia earns a third fossil award, protesters take to the streets at the half-way point, and Angus Taylor leaves Glasgow, just when ministers are expected to take control of negotiations.
Climate groups give Australia a ‘fail’ score at the half-way point of COP26, after its failure to set a new interim target and its promotion of fossil fuels.