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Britain, Italy make joint bid to host 2020 UN climate talks

June 18, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Britain and Italy are making a joint bid to host the U.N.’s global climate summit next year.

The two countries said Tuesday they’re proposing that Britain host the annual U.N. talks in late 2020 and for Italy to stage a preparatory meeting.

They said their partnership would send “a strong signal of determined and informed cooperation on climate change.”

Turkey is also in the running to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26. Countries are expected to make a decision on the venue during technical talks taking place in Bonn, Germany, until June 27.

Chile is hosting this year’s U.N. summit after Brazil dropped out.

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans last week to eliminate the country’s net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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