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COP26: Glasgow sets course for stronger climate action

COP26 president Alok Sharma being applauded after his concluding remarks on Nov 13, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The COP26 climate talks in Glasgow were never going to end with a one-shot deal to save humanity from the climate crisis. Solving the immensely complex climate challenge is far beyond the remit of a single conference.

But what COP26 did create is a foundation for stronger climate action globally across many fronts, from carbon markets, to cutting planet-warming methane, to pledges to end deforestation.

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