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COP26 is 'last best chance' toward meeting Paris targets

UK climate conference president says Japan will set new goal in line with accord

COP26 President Alok Sharma says "it is possible to make progress" toward carbon neutrality, pointing out how the U.K. has all but stopped burning coal in favor of wind power. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- The international climate conference scheduled for November in Glasgow, Scotland, will "set the trajectory for future generations," said Alok Sharma, president of the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties, who visited Japan this week.

The U.K. politician also spoke of COP26, originally planned for 2020 but put off due to the pandemic, as an overdue opportunity for world leaders to talk face to face about combating climate change.

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