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By Samy Magdy, Associated Press
Sunak's office said the decision was made because of "pressing domestic commitments" including preparations for an emergency budget on Nov. 17. The UK says it does not reflect a downgrade in the government's commitment to combating climate change.
By Associated Press
“If they keep stalling (…) there’s no point in returning to any future COP meetings,” said Minister Wera Mori.
The announcement, made Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference, was backed by countries including Canada, Chile, Denmark, India, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
William Brangham is at the climate summit all week and shared this dispatch.
By News Desk
Alok Sharma said that the commitments made by countries in the first week of the talks narrowed the gap but weren’t enough. He said that countries now have to shift immediately to making good on those promises.
The House speaker has joined COP26 on a day focused on the disproportionate effects of climate change on women and girls.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of congressional Democrats to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow this week to send a message that the United States has rejoined international initiatives to curb climate change after the Trump years.
By Seth Borenstein, Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press
It’s time for the “high level” negotiations, when government ministers or other senior diplomats swoop in to make the political decisions that are supposed to break the technical logjams.
By Tanya Titova, Frank Jordans, Associated Press
Tree growth will absorb as much planet-warming carbon dioxide as the island’s half-million residents and its businesses produce, an idea the Russian government 4,000 miles to the west in Moscow hopes to apply to the whole country.
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