15 NOVEMBER 2021
After two weeks of increasingly frantic negotiations, the gavel came down at 11.27pmon Saturday 13 November, making it the sixth longest COP on record. Vulnerable countries also left bitterly disappointed that their calls for a Glasgow “Loss and Damage Facility” were blocked by the US and EU. (See: Loss and Damage.) Yet despite question marks hanging over the COP26 pledges – and the processes kicked off by the Glasgow Pact – the outcome was widely seen as a step forward.