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Negotiators in the COP25 plenary in Madrid. Photo: UNFCCC.

(Interactive) The road to COP26: 3 decades of climate talks

As the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) negotiations draw near, countries across the globe are preparing to find solutions to collectively lower greenhouse emissions and prevent the global average temperature increase to exceed 1.5 degrees Celcius.

This timeline shows how we got here.

This interactive was originally published in the Daily Maverick with the support of Climate Tracker.

Ethan Van Diemen
Ethan is a humane being on the apocalypse beat for the Daily Maverick. He’s also a Rhodes and University of the Witwatersrand alumnus and an Open Society Foundation for South Africa Investigative Journalism Fellow 2020. Ethan believes South Africa is already experiencing the impacts of climate change and faces multiple challenges in relation to climate change over the next decade.