Several countries, including small island states, say they are deeply disappointed by the move to "phase down" rather than "phase out" coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 12-day summit in Glasgow is seen as a crucial step in setting worldwide emissions targets to slow global warming.
Could the planet finally be on track to limiting climate change? After US President Joe Biden ramped up ambitions with a climate summit, experts are cautiously saying yes — although a difficult path lies ahead.
According to research, emissions between 2015 and 2030 would be enough to raise sea levels by eight centimetres by 2100.
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to control new coal production and new coal-fired power capacity as part of its commitments to curb pollution and tackle global warming.
There is a scientific consensus that climate change is happening. A rise in global temperatures is a documented fact - the world has already warmed about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the Industrial Revolution.
The German car maker's plan is part of an effort to recover from the diesel emissions cheating scandal and to invest further in electric and self-driving cars.
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