The United Nations climate meeting, called COP25, that ended in Madrid on Sunday will go down in history as one of the least successful climate gatherings, hobbled by major polluters stalling progress.
The two-week marathon involving nearly 200 nations went deep into overtime. Yet it ended with little to show for it: A weak call for stronger climate action, failure to agree on rules for a global carbon market and a lack of key decisions to finalise a loss and damage compensation scheme for vulnerable nations.
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