International climate talks scheduled for Glasgow in November have been thrown into doubt as the global clampdown on travel intensifies because of the coronavirus pandemic. Government officials said it was increasingly likely that the annual UN gathering would be postponed given the fast-changing situation. “Nothing is definite yet but from my vantage point I would bet on it being cancelled pretty soon,” said one Whitehall official. One senior figure close to the talks said that it was “near impossible” to do the requisite diplomatic heavy lifting required in the lead-up to the summit: “It makes some sense to push back the timetable,” he said.
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THE UK Government has insisted it’s still aiming to host COP26 in Glasgow this November, despite the coronavirus outbreak. There were rumours on Monday that the global summit on tackling climate change would be postponed or cancelled.
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