Does a delay in COP26 climate talks hit our efforts to reduce carbon emissions?

The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN’s annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?

Current projections suggest carbon emissions will help push global average temperatures up by more than 2°C and possibly by as much as 4°C. Concept image from Shutterstock

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change.

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