In late November, delegates will gather in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the COP28 summit, where they will wrestle with the global problem of climate change.
But not all corners of the planet will be represented.
Behind the scenes of summit preparations, debates simmered about whether to include all the world’s governing authorities in the talks, even those widely seen as pariahs.
The Taliban were a case in point.
Officials were wary of…