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Xi Disappoints and Activists Slam Baby Steps: Climate Update

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World leaders and corporate bosses met virtually to set out what they will do to slow global warming -- from emissions cuts to measures to force financial disclosure. The pledges largely consisted of incremental measures, and China disappointed.

That doesn’t bode well for the next round of climate talks next year in Glasgow, Scotland. The summit was seen as an opportunity to build momentum into 2021 when incoming U.S. President Joe Biden plans to rejoin the Paris deal and set a net-zero goal.