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Why the outcomes of the Glasgow climate talks are key for Singapore

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu at the COP26 summit, where she led Singapore’s governmental delegation.ST PHOTO: AUDREY TAN

SINGAPORE - The annual United Nations climate change conferences may seem far removed from the reality of climate impacts that have upended lives and livelihoods.

This year's conference, for instance, made headlines for the use of language - should countries "phase out" or "phase down" the use of coal? - and for the huge protests happening on the sidelines of the conference.

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