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Final push aimed at reaching a new climate deal

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Delegates in Glasgow are in final talks over a deal that aims to avert the most severe impacts of climate change, according to BBC.

Negotiators in the main COP26 hall are meeting in huddles to iron out differences over issues like climate funding and deforestation.

COP26 president Alok Sharma told negotiators he wanted a deal done on Saturday.

And he said the current draft “really moves things forward.”

“At the end of the day, what has been proposed is a balanced package” he said.

The key achievements in the agreement so far are the unprecedented inclusion of a commitment to phase-out coal, re-visiting emissions-cutting plans on a more regular basis and increased financial help for developing countries.

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