Holly Ellyatt

COP26 panel focuses on ‘keeping 1.5C alive’ with the help of science

International lawmakers, business leaders and activists convened in Glasgow, U.K. on Tuesday in the final week of the COP26 climate summit.

Delegates have been asked to accelerate action on climate change and commit to more ambitious cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, all in an effort to limit global temperature rises.

Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:

Global warming to hit 2.4 degrees by the end of century, Climate Action Tracker warns

Even with current 2030 targets, global temperatures are on track to rise by 2.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, independent research group Climate Action Tracker has warned.

This is well above the 1.5 degree Celsius target for global warming, set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

In a report, published Tuesday midway through the COP26 climate summit, CAT said the targets for 2030 remain “totally inadequate.”

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