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It’s down to world leaders to honour climate pledges, says UK COP26 chief

The G20 group of leading economies must come forward with more ambitious 2030 climate action plans, Britain’s Alok Sharma, president of the upcoming United Nations COP26 climate change conference, will say on Tuesday. With less than a month before the talks begin in Glasgow, Scotland, Sharma will seek to increase pressure on those who have yet to enhance national goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions under plans known as “Nationally Determined Contributions” that are central to the 2015 Paris Agreement. COP26, which begins on Oct. 31, aims to secure more ambitious action from the nearly 200 countries that signed the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius – and preferably to 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) – above pre-industrial levels.

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