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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A draft decision proposed by host Egypt for this year’s UN climate talks has surprised negotiators who say it includes ideas never before discussed at two-week talks.
This includes a call for developed countries to achieve “net negative carbon emissions by 2030” – a much tougher goal than any major nation has so far committed to and which would be very difficult to reach.
The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue, say the 20-page draft released early Thursday is far more inflated than would normally have been expected at this stage of the negotiations .
The talks are due to end on Friday, but it is not uncommon for the annual meeting to be extended.
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