U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of the United Nations is seen on the outside of their headquarters in New York, September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo

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This year's meeting, known as the COP26 summit, had been billed as the most important climate change summit since the 2015 talks that produced the Paris Agreement. Hundreds of world leaders had been expected to respond to public pressure for stronger global climate action by delivering pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly.

The summit will be rescheduled to Nov. 1 to 12, 2021, the UN's climate body decided, dates proposed by the British government. Glasgow, Scotland will…
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