COP26: ‘Moment of truth’ as climate talks go into overtime
17 November 2021 | 4:52 pm
Climate negotiations at COP26 are running into overtime in Glasgow. A fresh draft deal urges a speedy transition from coal and fossil fuel subsidies, but it needs to be agreed by nearly 200 countries.
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