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UK's Sharma says COP26 progress being made, still mountain to climb

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Britain's COP26 president Alok Sharma speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 6, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble

GLASGOW, Nov 9 (Reuters) - British COP26 President Alok Sharma said on Tuesday negotiators at the United Nations' climate summit were making progress but there was still a mountain to climb to reach agreement.

Sharma told a news conference that COP26 officials would publish the first draft of the so-called cover decision, which will set out how nations will try to keep alive the Paris goal of capping global temperatures at 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

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