World leaders promise climate neutrality 'by mid-century'

G20 leaders have agreed on climate neutrality ‘by or around mid-century’ in a final document ahead of the Cop26 conference.

The communique calls for ‘meaningful and effective’ action to limit global warming at 1.5C.

But it makes no reference to a specific 2050 deadline to achieve net zero carbon emissions, which scientists say is vital to stave off disastrous climate change.

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