Agreement reached at COP26

Participants at the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, have agreed to take steps to limit increases in the global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The conference was initially scheduled to end on Friday. But it was extended after developing countries failed to support the second draft of the summit's final statement.

The sticking point was financial support for those countries. COP26 President Alok Sharma presented a third draft of the agreement in an effort to reach a consensus.

The participants agreed to urge countries to "accelerate efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal power and inefficient fossil fuel subsidies."

But the language had to be toned down to get the countries on board.