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G-20 Climate Agreement Leaves COP26 Talks Needing a Breakthrough

  • Summit accord mirrors 2015 Paris deal amid coal disputes
  • Sherpas worked through the night to try to reach agreement
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WATCH: Leaders of the Group of 20 countries agreed on a climate deal that fell well short of what some nations were hoping for. Bloomberg’s Annmarie Hordern reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Leaders of the Group of 20 countries agreed on a climate deal that fell well short of what some nations were pushing for, leaving it to negotiators at the COP26 summit in Glasgow this week to try to achieve a breakthrough.

“It is easy to suggest difficult things. It is very difficult to actually execute them,” Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the summit’s host, told reporters in a briefing Sunday. “What the G-20 countries have done today is a step forward in a long and difficult transition. We don’t know yet what the final goalpost of this transition will be.”