Cop26 reveals limits of Biden’s promise to ‘lead by example’ on climate crisis

Cop26 reveals limits of Biden’s promise to ‘lead by example’ on climate crisis

US declined to join promise to end coal mining and to compensate poor countries for climate damage. Critics ask, is that leadership?

The crucial UN climate talks in Scotland have produced landmark commitments to phase out coalmining, to call time on the internal combustion engines and to compensate poorer countries for damage caused by the climate crisis.

The United States, which has trumpeted its regained climate leadership at the summit, has not joined any these pledges as the talks draw to a close.

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