As Kumi Naidoo, director general of Greenpeace International, said after the agreement was reached in Paris last year, “This agreement will not get us out of the hole we are in, but it makes the sides less steep.” “Today`s agreement puts us on a clear path to climate neutrality in 2050,” said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. While member states have opposed the stricter 60% carbon reductions demanded by the European Parliament, the EU`s plan to address the climate crisis is at the forefront of most of the world`s major economies. The summit is a step for the next formal UN meeting under the Paris Agreement, Cop26. Securing commitments from missing countries and more detailed plans from some governments that have signed commitments, but have few political measures to implement them, is now the main focus for the UN and the UK as host of COP26. . . .