The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland from October 31 to November 12, 2021. This year`s conference had a significant focus on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, with a primary aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

At COP26, world leaders, experts, and policymakers came together to discuss, debate, and make agreements on various issues related to climate change. The conference led to several significant outcomes, including the following:

1. Paris Agreement: COP26 reaffirmed the Paris Agreement`s commitment to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The conference also called for increased efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

2. Net-zero targets: Over 130 countries committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, with some countries, including the US and the UK, accelerating their targets to reach net-zero by 2030.

3. Fossil fuel phase-out: COP26 called for the phase-out of unabated coal power and an end to further investment in new projects, except for exceptional circumstances.

4. Climate finance: Developed countries pledged to mobilize $100 billion per year in climate finance for developing countries by 2023. The conference also emphasized the need for strengthening climate adaptation finance.

5. Nature-based solutions: COP26 recognized the importance of nature-based solutions, including forest conservation and restoration, to combat climate change.

6. Adaptation and resilience: COP26 focused on climate resilience and adaptation measures, with countries committing to addressing climate-induced impacts, such as flooding, droughts, and rising sea levels.

The agreements made at COP26 signify a major step forward in the fight against climate change. However, much work needs to be done to ensure that these agreements are implemented and that countries follow through on their commitments. It is essential to continue to focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting renewable energy, and investing in climate adaptation and resilience measures. Only then can we mitigate the impacts of climate change and protect our planet for future generations.

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