- COP26 aims to secure tougher measures to cut CO2 emissions
- Developing countries demand overdue climate financing
- Weekend G20 summit failed to set positive tone
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GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – A crucial U.N. conference heard calls on its first day for the world’s major economies to stick to promises of financial help to address the climate crisis, while big polluters India and Brazil made new pledges to cut emissions.
World leaders, environmental experts and activists all pleaded for decisive action to halt the global warming which threatens the future of the planet at Monday’s start of the two-week COP26 summit in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
The task was made even more daunting by the failure of the Group of 20 major industrial nations to agree ambitious new commitments at the weekend in Rome.
The G20 is responsible for around 80% of global greenhouse gases and a similar proportion of…