SINGAPORE – Short-term pressures on governments to speed up economic recoveries weighed on the outcome of COP26, the Glasgow summit on climate change, said the World Bank’s vice-president for East Asia and the Pacific Manuela Ferro.

Ms Ferro, who attended the summit, said there were areas in which “ambition could have been higher in terms of decarbonisation… but one could see that short-term issues were given big weight”.

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