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UK's Sharma says COP26 progress being made, still mountain to climb

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UK's Sharma says COP26 progress being made, still mountain to climb
UK's Sharma says COP26 progress being made, still mountain to climb   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

GLASGOW – British COP26 President Alok Sharma said on Tuesday negotiators at the United Nations climate summit were making progress but there was still a mountain to climb to reach agreement.

Sharma told a news conference COP26 officials would publish the first draft of the so-called cover decision, which will set out how nations will try to keep in reach the goal of capping global temperatures at 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

He said the first draft of the cover decision would prompt debate and negotiating teams would probably need to consult their leaders before moving further – a process he hoped would “happen quickly”.