It has been five years since COP21 that led to the signing of the historic Paris Accord. But in the last five years there has been more talk and less action. The world is still hurtling towards breaching the 3° Celsius. While the COVID-19 pandemic gave the world a temporary emissions respite, but as things come back to normal, there are chances that the emission trajectories will go up again. So are countries willing to take cognizance of this? Are they willing to ratchet up their emission reduction target? Two experts from the Centre for Science and Environment, Shazneen Cyrus Gazdar and Avantika Goswami, talk about the future scenarios of climate change and the road leading to the next conference of parties (COP26) in Glasgow in 2021.