What I found interesting about COP26 is the length of time and the slow progress it has taken thus far in achieving some of the goals that have been set out, like reaching net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of this century. I do acknowledge that throughout COP26 there has been some progress made, such as the signing of the global methane pledge by over 100 countries. However, there had been other topics, like displacement which has enlarged inequality gaps, that hadn’t been discussed. Furthermore, the allocation of financial resources seemed to be a repeating factor that hindered many nations – especially those viewed as developing nations- from coming together to achieve the environmental goals set out for COP26. Many scientists have argued that there isn’t much time left to prevent irreversible environmental changes. Much of the power to prevent such irreversible changes lays in the hands of global leaders. Yet with the way COP26 ended many people are disappointed. It had been expected for discussions between global leaders to continue after the last day of COP26. Be that as it may, the conference of parties has been going for too many years. Climate change does not wait, and neither should world leaders when it comes to tackling climate change.
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