FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “India’s need for cheap fuel behind its push for compromise on coal at COP26 • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
Even as its capital was blanketed by toxic smog, India led the charge to weaken anti-coal pledges at the COP26 summit, with experts saying it is prioritising its economic growth over the planet’s future.
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COP26 is the shortened name of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is being held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the presidency of Alok Sharma.
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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.
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