We are miles off where we need to be to halve dangerous greenhouse gas emissions this decade, Ed Miliband, shadow energy secretary said as the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 drew to a close.

Formality may have prevented many delegates representing 197 countries in the plenary in Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus from speaking with such bluntness. Many in the room where COP26 president, Alok Sharma, oversaw proceedings conceded instead that it was an ‘imperfect’ deal.

But responses from parties campaigning for the safe future of the planet show how passionately disappointed many are feeling.

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