UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, COP 26 President Alok Sharma on November 11, 2021, in Glasgow at COP 26

The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

Negotiators clinch deal in Glasgow, eye the road ahead

COP 26 has now wrapped up at the Scottish Event Campus, bringing to a close the first UN climate conference since before the ongoing pandemic.

As our colleagues at Earth Negotiations Bulletin reported, the final days of the talks saw negotiators haggle over several issues, from climate finance to adaptation to whether and how to refer to fossil fuels in the final text. Highlights and images from the closing hours of the conference are now online, and a full summary report and analysis from the ENB team is live on their site.

IISD was actively involved in the COP process and will dedicate its subsequent efforts towards the crucial work that lies ahead now that negotiators have returned home.

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