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Did the Glasgow climate summit fail?

The UN climate summit was slammed as a failure after India and China weakened language on phasing out fossil fuels and historical polluters refused to accept liability for damage caused by extreme weather.

The least-green climate summit in history ended in a huge win for coal – after India and China forced last minute language changes into the final text of the Glasgow Climate Pact to “Phase down” instead of “phase out” unabated coal power.

The language changes were introduced during the last half-hour of the final session, when India swooped with the demand, as well as adding a clause which reads “while providing targeted support to the poorest and the most vulnerable.”

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