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COP26 set to end without stronger carbon-cutting pledges

U.K. faces roadblocks from Saudi Arabia and other resource-rich nations

Bolder commitments from nations are needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 C from preindustrial levels.    © Reuters

GLASGOW, Scotland -- The United Nations COP26 climate conference here appears destined to end without the bigger carbon reduction targets seen as crucial to averting humanitarian catastrophes, as countries fail to overcome their competing economic interests.

The draft agreement released by the U.K. on Wednesday contains a provision calling for nations to lift their 2030 emission-cutting goals by the end of next year -- a setback for a conference that brought together world leaders specifically to devise bolder plans.

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