Monday, January 24

The leak revealed by the government lobby to change a key report on climate change before COP26

  • Justin Rowlatt and Tom Gerken
  • BBC News

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A large document leak seen by the BBC shows how some countries are trying to change a fundamental scientific report on how to tackle climate change.

The leak reveals that Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, Argentina and Brazil are among the countries calling on the UN to minimize the need to quickly stop using fossil fuels.

It also shows that some rich nations are questioning paying more to epoorer states to help them adopt the use of cleaner energy technologies.

These lobbying efforts raise questions for the COP26 climate summit, scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November.

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