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China, India Rejections Loom over COP26: FT

Beijing left its carbon emissions targets unchanged while New Delhi said it might not submit any new goal at all

Covid-19 curbs and lockdowns helped knock 2.1% off industrial growth in the first eight months of 2022, new data showed on Tuesday.
Workers load steel products for export onto a cargo ship at a port in Lianyungang. China's industrial growth declined at a faster pace in recent months, data shows. Photo: Reuters.


China and India cast a pall over the opening of the COP26 summit in Glasgow when they rejected calls to set tough new climate targets, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The rejections call into question whether the world’s biggest polluters will start cutting emissions this decade.

In a formal submission to the United Nations on Thursday, Beijing left its targets unchanged. India, the world’s third-largest emitter, said it might not submit any new target at all, despite previously indicating that it would.

Read the full report: Financial Times




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