As nearly 200 nations descend on Glasgow from 1 November for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), the UN-backed forum for tackling climate change, the annual summit will be a defining moment in the battle to mobilise states and policymakers. The first COP to assess government climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement, the summit also coincides with the US return this year to the Paris accord under the new Biden administration. With evidence growing that current state commitments fall far short of the core target of stabilising temperatures between 1.5°C to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, COP26 will be a prime chance to galvanise action and overcome the torturous politics and staggering costs involved. For businesses and consumers already facing looming shifts in tax and regulation as states strive to decarbonise their economies, COP26 could shape policies and controversial trade-offs that will be playing out for decades.
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