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UN Climate Summit Starts Under Cloud After G-20 Dodges Hard Questions

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UN Climate Summit Starts Under Cloud After G-20 Dodges Hard Questions

Climate negotiators at the COP26 summit were banking on the world's most powerful leaders to give them a boost before they embark on two weeks of fraught discussions over who should do what to slow the rise in global temperatures.In the broadest sense, they got what they needed - any consensus was better than acrimonious breakdown. Politicians promised to stop financing overseas coal plants, tackle methane leaks and take greater action this decade to limit global warming. But they failed to agree on a precise date for phasing out the dirtiest fossil fuel and reaching net-zero emissions.

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