Britain suggests climate funding plan as UN negotiators go into overtime

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By Kate Abnett, Elizabeth Piper and Valerie Volcovici GLASGOW (Reuters) – Negotiators took the two-week U.N. climate talks in Scotland into an extra day on Saturday, wrestling with a fresh draft of an agreement intended to give the world a realistic shot at avoiding the worst effects of global warming. Alok Sharma, the British conference president, said he expected COP26 to close on Saturday afternoon with a deal between the almost 200 countries present, ranging from coal- and gas-fuelled superpowers to oil producers and Pacific islands being swallowed by the rise in sea levels. Like earlier v…

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