参考消息网11月1日报道 As world leaders， CEOs and activists prepare to meet in Glasgow， two camps are emerging. Prisoners of hope who， like me，believe humankind can step-up to prevent disastrous temperature rises， as science says we must. And the vocal cynics already declaring COP26 a failure before its begun.
The key test for Glasgow is whether recent climate momentum keeps building. More nations and industries than ever are now moving in the right direction. The point is we must urgently accelerate this change.
Who would have predicted that during COVID-19 the world would have taken bigger strides on tackling global warming，than in the five years since the Paris Agreement？ Despite predictions the pandemic would knock climate off the international agenda and let polluters off the hook， the 21 countries adopting net zero targets has jumped to 131. The number of major companies doing so has trebled.
None of this is yet enough and we shouldn't be self-congratulatory. The summer's IPCC report made clear that speeding climate change is a ‘code red’for humanity， to quote the UN Secretary General. We now know that emissions must fall by 45% in the next nine years，while current forecasts predict a rise. The goalposts have indeed shifted.
No government or C-suite wants planetary suicide. If we could take our recent rate of progress and double it again in the next 18 months， the world could finally be on track.
Crucially， we need a COP that puts partnership at the heart of our collective efforts. We need big， coordinated action across all parts of society， with governments， business and civil society coming together for transformational change.
We can't yet say that Glasgow will move us forward on all these fronts， and we can't say it won't. Most likely we'll be left a mixture of disappointed and encouraged:buoyed by the fact we are doing more than ever， and still terrified it won't be enough.