COP26 headlines: 30/10/21

With one day to go before the start of COP26 international climate talks, the president designate, Alok Sharma, calls on world leaders to act.

Alok Sharma says witnessing devastation caused by climate change has been a “hugely humbling experience” .

COP26 chief Alok Sharma says he will be shepherd-in-chief at climate summit (Times)

Campaigners arrive in Glasgow as church bells mark call for action (DrillOrDrop)

Ayrshire youngster’s award-winning words on climate change beamed onto landmark buildings during summit (Daily Record)

Glasgow bin strikes called off after new pay deal (Independent)

Pilgrimage groups arrive in Glasgow after walking thousands of miles (The Herald)

Afghans have COP26 delegate applications rejected days before event, with no reason (Guardian)

Northern Ireland’s climate change activists say COP26 must deliver real change (Irish News)

Salisbury River Park to feature at COP26 in Glasgow (Salisbury Journal)

Children’s doctors cycle from London to Glasgow to confront world leaders over air pollution (Independent)

12 days to save the world (Scotsman)

‘We can’t drink oil’: Leaders must commit to ending new fossil fuel projects at Cop26, says Vanessa Nakate, young climate activist (Independent)

Protesters to take to Edinburgh streets to mark start of COP26 in Glasgow (Edinburgh News)

Indigenous voices are calling for more than lip service (NBC News)

Regularly updated with new headlines

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