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'China And India Will Have To Justify Themselves' – Sharma Swipes After Cop26 Deal

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14.11.2021

Alok Sharma said China and India will have to “justify themselves” to climate vulnerable countries after their intervention watered down the Cop26 deal.

He made the comments after fighting back tears on the world stage last night as a pact was finally agreed at the climate change conference in Glasgow.

It saw a dramatic last-minute intervention from China and India to water down the deal to end the use of coal power.

Sharma, president of the summit, was reduced to tears as he apologised to delegates for the way the change was made.

The deal had been due to include a pledge to accelerate the “phase-out” of coal power but it was switched to “phase-down”.

The word change reduces the urgency with which countries are required........

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