COP26 Live Updates: Biden says summit must be the kickoff to “a decade of ambition”


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World leaders are traveling to Glasgow as the much-anticipated COP26 climate change summit gets underway, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning of a “one minute to midnight” moment in the fight against global warming and its catastrophic effects.

The hope is that the world’s wealthiest countries are able to strike a deal that dramatically cuts emissions, boosts renewable energy, and helps developing countries – many of which rely heavily on the coal industry – find a new source of energy and income.

Several leaders have already expressed doubts that a deal that meets the 1.5C global warming target will be reached, with many critical countries pledging action but so far refusing to make specific commitments.

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