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Top automakers won't commit to selling only zero-emission cars by 2040
The biggest players in the automotive industry are refusing to back a commitment to sell only zero-emissions cars and vans by 2040, dealing a blow to hopes for major progress on the climate crisis at COP26.
Electric vehicle sales set to jump 80% in 2021: Report at COP26
The Factbook documents the progress that has been made towards global net-zero emissions in the road transport sector, and shows that the future is brighter than ever for zero-emission vehicles
COP26 agreement must promise crack down on climate misinformation, campaigners and companies say
More than 250 firms call for final document to set out a plan for tackling climate misinformation online
‘Running out of time’: Climate critics challenge COP26 plan
Researchers say a climate change draft document is weak on the crucial issue of finance for poorer nations.
Climate change increasing threats in southwest Pacific: WMO report
From rising sea temperatures, to deadly and devastating storms and floods, climate change is increasing threats in the southwest Pacific, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a report published on Wednesday. 
Agricultural implications of the COP26 methane pledge
The agriculture sector, one of the world's most significant contributors of methane, will be directly impacted by the first global commitment to cut methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.