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Among the goals of the international negotiations — the most important since the talks that led to the Paris Agreement in 2015 — will be be to elicit commitments from countries to keep warming this century to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Negotiators also will be aiming to mobilize sustainable investment on a scale required to remake how the world produces and consumes energy, a change that will demand the largest reconstruction of the global economy since the Industrial Revolution.

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COP26 Explained. A guide to the conference that includes a summary of its goals, explanations of its process and a glossary for technical phrases.

At Climate Summit, Can the World Move from Talk to Action? An overview of the main issues at COP26 published on the website Yale Environment 360.