US President Joe Biden looks set to arrive in Scotland on the weekend for the COP26 climate conference with a $1.75tr compromise version of his Build Back Better framework bill, following last minute negotiations with Democrat hold-outs finally yielded an agreed scope for the proposed legislation.

Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona, the two centrist Democrats who threatened to derail Biden’s climate action-focused bill, finally came on board with the administration to approve a plan stripped of some of its key original elements, including provisions aimed at phasing fossil fuels out of the US’ power generation mix, but which might make it possible to slash total emissions by 50-52% by 2030.