COP26 Title Card
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This is the official draft of the COP26 Glasgow Agreement that has been published on Wednesday. Read CNN’s analysis of the text here.


Draft COP decision proposed by the President

The Conference of the Parties,

Emphasizing the importance of multilateralism and the Convention, and the crucial role of international cooperation in addressing climate change and its impacts,

Acknowledging the devastating impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and the importance of ensuring a sustainable, resilient and inclusive global recovery, showing solidarity particularly with developing country Parties,

Recognizing the important advances made through the UNFCCC multilateral process since 1994, including in the context of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement,

Expressing appreciation to the Heads of State and Government who participated in the World Leaders Summit in Glasgow and for the increased targets and actions announced and the commitments made to work together and with non-Party stakeholders to accelerate action in key sectors by 2030, noting that some Parties chose to endorse the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use and the Breakthrough Agenda,

Recognizing the important role of civil society, including youth and indigenous peoples, in addressing and responding to climate change, and highlighting the urgent need for action,

Also recognizing the global interlinked crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, and the critical role of nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches in delivering benefits for climate adaptation and mitigation,

I. Science

1. Recognizes the importance of the best available science for effective climate action and policymaking;

2. Welcomes the contribution of Working Group I to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report and looks forward to the related forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports;

3. Expresses alarm and concern that human activities have caused around 1.1 °C of global warming to date and that impacts are already being felt in every region;

4. Stresses the urgency of increased ambition and action in relation to mitigation, adaptation and finance in this critical decade to address gaps between current efforts and pathways in pursuit of the ultimate objective of the Convention and its long-term global goal;

II. Adaptation

5. Notes with serious concern the finding from the contribution of Working Group I to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report that every additional increment of global warming worsens climate and weather extremes and their impacts on people and nature;

6. Recognizes that adaptation needs will continue to increase with the severity of impacts in line with rising temperatures;

7. Emphasizes the urgency of scaling up action and support to enhance adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change in line with science and the priorities and needs of developing country Parties;

8. Welcomes the national adaptation plans submitted to date, which enhance implementation and understanding of adaptation actions, and urges Parties to further integrate adaptation into local, national and regional planning;

9. Invites the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to present to the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-seventh session (November 2022) the findings from the contribution of Working Group II to its Sixth Assessment Report relevant to assessing adaptation needs and calls upon the research community to further the understanding of global and local impacts of climate change, response options and adaptation needs;

III. Adaptation finance