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Britain, Italy Joint Bid for UN Talks  06/19 06:21

   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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