COP26 Live Updates: Crunch Time For Climate Negotiators; Obama To Speak

The pomp and promises that marked the initial days of the COP26 climate conference are giving way to the difficult task of hammering out an agreement on what nations will actually do together to combat global warming — and how. Activists haven’t even been able to make loss and damage a “permanent agenda item” — something that nations agree to address at every U.N. summit. It remains to be seen whether they can force a meaningful discussion on the topic at Glasgow.

Here’s what to know:

  • Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are haggling over an agreement that could shape how nations report progress on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, how global carbon markets function, and how the rich countries of the world deliver on promises to help more vulnerable nations.
  • Much of the action will take place out of view, but public panels and events will continue. Monday’s theme is “adaptation, loss and damage.”
  • Former president Barack Obama will deliver remarks at 9 a.m. Eastern time (8 a.m. Kansas City time) and later host a youth roundtable on Monday.

By Brady Dennis and Sarah Kaplan. Washington Post/ MSN News. November 8, 2021.

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