On 31 October, the COP26 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opened in Glasgow, Scotland. Until 12 November, 197 countries and regional organisations will discuss the implementation of the COP21 agreements, the energy transition in the poorest countries and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The stakes are high: six years after the Paris agreement, and despite the commitments of many countries, the objective of limiting the rise in temperature to 1.5°C by 2100 still seems far off. It is against this gloomy backdrop that leaders, organisations and activists are gathering for a COP26 of "last hope". 

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