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We’re also keeping an eye on the high hopes for Switzerland’s role at the conference, and the nuclear industry’s awkward position in climate talks.

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Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at an evening reception to mark the opening day of Cop26, in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 November, 2021. (Credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Cop26: Leaders lay out climate promises – but lack ‘clarity’ Over 120 heads of states and governments met in Glasgow on Monday to outline their climate commitments, opening two weeks of crucial negotiations to halt the rise of global temperatures. The leaders spoke only twenty four hours after meeting in Rome for a G20 summit where the group of leading economies struggled to come up with more ambitious climate commitments. This has left observers skeptical of any grand promises made ahead of negotiations.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here's what else is happening at Cop26

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Thousands of people shout slogans and hold national flags during anti-coup protests as a part of nationwide demonstrations after the military took over the government on 25 October, in the capital Khartoum, Sudan 30 October 2021. Sudan's military launched a coup attempt on 25 October and arrested the Prime Minister and other senior ministers and civilian members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council during early morning raids. (Keystone/EPA/STR)

🇸🇩UK seeks urgent Human Rights Council session on Sudan following last week's military coup.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

🌟International Geneva has to seize the moment after Biden-Putin summit, says Geneva Center for Security Director.

Le Temps (paywall) (FR)

🚘 WHO aims to cut millions of road traffic deaths by 2030.

Voice of America (EN)

🧾Next Swiss CO2 law might not respect Paris Agreement without new fuel tax.

Heidi.news (paywall) (FR)

💥Beirut blast survivors ‘feel very much abandoned’ as UN special envoy on poverty visits the city.

Al Jazeera (EN)

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