2 Nov 2021

COP26: ‘Game-changing’ pledges on methane emissions and deforestation

Political Editor

The 120 world leaders who came to Glasgow in a fanfare of hope and big promises are now on their way home, after signing up to some aspirational agreements to halt the destruction of forests and slash methane emissions over the next decade.

Boris Johnson said he was cautiously optimistic about the progress so far,  although he warned it was easy to get caught up in “exaggerated enthusiasm”. The eyes of the world, he said, are still on us.