13 November 2021 World agrees to phase out some fossil fuel subsidies but coal deal is weakened at the last minute. Disappointment among small island states and environmental organisations. Apology from the COP26 president
12 November 2021 COP26 passes its deadlines with a new text but no final agreement
11 November 2021 Oil and gas phase out group launched (excluding UK and Scotland), countries split over key emissions text, COP26 president says there’s still “a lot more work to be done”
10 November 2021 US and China announce surprise cooperation agreement, Boris Johnson warns against false hopes, and UK says it wants to move beyond oil and gas as soon as possible.
9 November 2021 Climate Action Tracker analysis warns that even with COP26 pledges the world is on course for warming of 2.4C.
8 November 2021 Former President Obama visits with a message for young climate activists. The draft text on the talks is published and quickly criticised by campaigners for not referring to fossil fuels.
7 November 2021 Opening day of the People’s Summit for Climate Justice, plus demonstrations against climate colonialism and the Cambo oil field plans and warnings on the last week of Cop26
3 November 2021 UK chancellor challenged over fossil fuels, “rewiring of global finance”, divestment rallies and “we’re all Swampys now”, says COP26 president
2 November 202 Deals on methane and deforestation, President Biden criticises China and Russia for missing the talks and Boris Johnson says the eyes if the world are on the negotiators
1 November 2021 Opening statements at World Leaders Summit, President Xi of China sends a written statement
31 October 2021 COP26 president says the lights are flashing on the climate dashboard; young people angry and worried about the future, delegates excluded from talks, new report finds extreme weather is the new normal and campaigners greed indigenous people with ceremenoy
30 October 2021 Campaigners arrive as church bells mark call for action. Alok Sharma calls on world leaders to act.
29 October 2021 Pope Francis urges world leaders to take radical decisions.