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India Ditches Key Climate Meeting After Disrupting G-20

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  • Third-biggest emitter didn’t show up at two-day London meeting
  • Conference was designed to lay groundwork for successful COP26

Global efforts to tackle climate change suffered another setback this week as India -- the world’s third-biggest emitter -- failed to attend a key diplomatic gathering in London.

India was the only one of 51 invited countries that didn’t attend a two-day ministerial meeting in the U.K. capital, hosted by the incoming president of the COP26 United Nations talks, according to people present at the summit who asked not to be named.