Could COP26 be the 'beginning of the end' for oil and gas?

Cecilia Keating
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 Danish climate ministers Dan Jørgensen and Costa Rica minister of environment and energy Andrea Meza at the BOGA launch | Credit: BOGA
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Danish climate ministers Dan Jørgensen and Costa Rica minister of environment and energy Andrea Meza at the BOGA launch | Credit: BOGA

COP26 has seen fossil fuels mentioned for the first time in a UNFCCC cover text and the launch of a pioneering alliance of governments committed to phasing out oil and gas production.

The final days of the COP26 Climate Summit has seen fossil fuels take something of a shellacking. Just a day after the draft cover text for the Summit included historic mentions of the need to phase out...

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