1.5°C target still ‘within reach’
World leaders, business groups and NGOs have said the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement is still alive, despite disappointment with the COP26 outcome.The two-week conference concluded with countries agreeing to “revisit and strengthen” their 2030 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by the end of 2022 and report progress on emissions every tw
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