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U.S., China Surprise Summit With Joint Commitment: COP26 Update

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The U.S. and China pledged to work together on climate this decade, giving a jolt to the COP26 talks that are in their homestretch. A chorus of experts and officials welcomed the announcement.

Still, the remainder of the week will bring the most intense negotiations yet, after the first draft of the conference’s communique was issued earlier Wednesday. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to Glasgow, railing against countries that aren’t doing enough and prodding leaders to act. COP President Alok Sharma called for compromise with the end of the talks in sight.