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Australia PM to attend COP26 summit after pressure

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th October, 2021 03:33:44 PM
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Australia PM to attend COP26 summit after pressure

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will now attend the COP26 UN climate conference after weeks of initial hesitation.

Global leaders will meet in Glasgow next month to negotiate a new deal to stall rising global temperatures, reports BBC.

Mr Morrison drew criticism when he indicated last month that he might skip the meeting.

Australia, a large producer of coal and gas, is under pressure to commit to stronger climate action.

Its climate policies and emissions reductions are ranked among the worst in the OECD.

COP26 will be held between 31 October and 15 November in Scotland's largest city.

It will be the biggest climate change conference since landmark talks in Paris in 2015.