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Countries were still locked in negotiations as night descended on the last official day of COP26, with all indications pointing to a long night of working out a final agreement. Earlier in the day, parties met for over three hours to discuss draft texts for the agreement. Many countries voiced general support for the proposals but stressed that various elements needed strengthening or balancing.
The COP26 venue seemed less crowded today, with shorter lines through security and slightly more elbow room in the halls. But the conference had a far more frenzied feel, with deadlines looming for the negotiations – and progress reports still showing little progress. “There is still much work ahead of us” is the line often heard.
The UN Secretary-General welcomed today’s blockbuster announcement by China and the United States that they would cooperate on climate. He tweeted, “Tackling the climate crisis requires international collaboration and solidarity, and this is an important step in the right direction.”