Here are the top stories compiled from major international English-language news outlets.
- 6 automakers and 31 countries say they’ll phase out gasoline car sales (NYtimes)
- Four of world’s five largest vehicle makers fail to back COP26 emissions agreement (FT)
- Russia comes in from cold on climate, launches forest plan (Washington Post)
- Canada and UK launch new research alliance for climate adaptation (Science Business)
- Australia putting AUD 738 million into low emissions investment fund (The Independent)
COP26: Canada and UK launch new research alliance for climate adaptation
Universities, aid organisations and national governments have launched a new group to coordinate research into adapting to climate change, amid concerns that the right evidence is not reaching people damaged by global warming.
What’s at stake
- COP26 has ‘mountain to climb’ to curb warming as talks intensify (Reuters)
- UK wants nations to improve COP plans, but offers a way out (Bloomberg)
- Climate compensation demands grow louder at COP26 (Politico)
- Brazil, China and India tie emissions cuts to funding from wealthy countries (The Rio Times)
- The world needs to quit oil and gas. Africa has an idea: rich countries first (NYtimes)
- John Kerry sees a deal on global carbon-trading rules at COP (Bloomberg)
- Led by Pelosi, Democrats try to convince the world that the US is back on climate change (Washington Post)
- EU should decry ‘ambition gap’ at climate summit, Germany says (EUobserver) Australia ranked last of 60 countries for policy response to climate crisis (The Guardian)
The World Needs to Quit Oil and Gas. Africa Has an Idea: Rich Countries First.
As negotiators at the Glasgow climate talks try to agree on greenhouse gas cuts, African leaders say poorer countries can’t be expected to remake their systems as quickly as wealthy ones.
COP26: Global index for measuring resilience to climate risk launched
GRII will provide a globally consistent model for the assessment of resilience across all sectors and geographies.