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COP26

COP26 lays bare schism between developed and developing nations

Poorer countries weigh economic progress against environmental protection

Smoke and steam billows from a coal-fired power plant owned by Indonesia Power in Suralaya, Banten province.   © Reuters

LONDON/JAKARTA -- Alok Sharma, president of the recently concluded COP26 climate summit, struggled to hold back tears as delegates finalized the official statement after two weeks of meetings.

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