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New COP26 draft weakens wording on fossil fuels

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(Adds dropped word ‘draft’ in headline) GLASGOW (Reuters) – A new draft document from the United Nations climate summit was published on Friday morning, with a weakening of language around the phasing out of fossil fuels to try to reach agreement between the nearly 200 nations present in Glasgow. The new draft included two words on fossil fuels that dilute an earlier draft, which had baldly stated that the world should pledge to stop subsidies for fossil fuels in general, and phase them out. Now the text includes the word “unabated” before coal, and the phase-out of “inefficient” subsidies for…

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