Climate pact puts world on safer path, but activists lament lack of ambition

The deal from the United Nations COP26 climate summit lacks the ambition some nations and climate activists want, but observers said it is a solid basis for stronger action and is hard won after two weeks of negotiations went deep into overtime.

The Glasgow Climate Pact, backed by nearly 200 nations, including Singapore, aims to keep alive the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 deg C above pre-industrial levels.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2021, with the headline 'Climate pact puts world on safer path, but activists lament lack of ambition'. Subscribe