After break, negotiators seek final agreement at COP26

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Negotiators arrived at the headquarters of the United Nations Climate Change Conference early Saturday in the hope that a night’s rest will help them seal a deal that can be said to boost the efforts of the United Nations. planet to tackle global warming.

British officials presiding over COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, broke with the tradition of previous editions when on Friday night they asked the negotiations of the nearly 200 participating nations to go to rest rather than prolong meetings throughout the entire conference. evening.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he believes “an ambitious outcome is in sight” after two weeks of talks that formally ended on Friday.

Countries remain divided on three key issues: financial aid to the poorest countries; the inclusion in the final resolution of a mention of the abandonment of coal and the end of subsidies for fossil fuels in general, and the period in which governments must resubmit new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Scientists say the world is not on track to achieve the ambitious goal of the 2015 Paris climate accord of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century relative to that time. preindustrial.

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