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Pop-up course on climate conference gives students front-row seat at COP26

Journalists listen in the Media Centre to the speach of Joe Biden, President of the United States during an opening session of the high level summit at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, held by UNFCCC inside the COP26 venue - Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. Heads of states arrived for two day summit in Glasgow. COP26, running from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow will be the most significant climate conference since the 2015 Paris summit as the nations are expected to set new greenhouse gas emission targets in order to slow the global warming, as well as firming up other key commitments. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via AP)

Global leaders secured two advancements on climate change at the United Nations summit on Tuesday, but major challenges remain, say Northeastern climate scientists.

Nations at the 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26, agreed to curb methane emissions and to end deforestation by 2030—both significant developments, says Laura Kuhl, assistant professor of public policy and urban affairs and international affairs at Northeastern.

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