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The Glasgow climate summit - what is it about and why does it matter?

A magnifying held towards greenary but shows industry polluting air. Photo montage.
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On October 31st, representatives from across the globe will gather in Glasgow for two weeks to attend the UN climate change conference COP26. Expectations are high following last year's canceled conference, and the IPCC report released in August.

As part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, it was decided that all nations would renew their climate pledges or national climate plans, so-called NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions), every five years. It is now time for the first update, which is something of a milestone. But what can we expect from the 26th UN Climate Change Conference? What is at stake and what is the significance of the decisions? 

BECC researchers, among others provide answers to what the global climate ambitions look like and how we can mitigate the effects of the climate change that is already here.

Read the article on the Lund University newspage - lunduniversity.lu.se