COP26

COP26 headlines: 4/11/21

Talks focussed on energy at the fifth day of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow. The COP president says “the end of coal is in sight” and there’s a commitment by some countries to end public funding for unabated fossil fuels.

Campaigners calling for an end to investment in fossil fuels. Photo: Neil Terry for Friends of the Earth

Last updated 3pm

COP26 covid cases ‘significantly lower’ than general public in Scotland. The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, tested positive for covid-19 after a visit to COP26 and 100 police officers working at COP26 were reported by the Daily Record to be waiting for a PCR test or self-isolating.

COP president, Alok Sharma, told a press conference :

“Based on the numbers I have seen, the Covid case rate in the Blue (secure) Zone is significantly lower than the general public in Scotland,”

Deal to end public funding for unabated fossil fuels by 2022 (DrillOrDrop)

End of coal is in sight, says COP26 president, Alok Sharma (DrillOrDrop)

Countries have failed to adapt for unavoidable climate damage, UN says (Guardian)

Insulate Britain blocks Parliament Square in central London (The Guardian)

100 police officers at COP26 self-isolating or waiting for PCR results amid Covid fears (Daily Record)

Police apologise to women forced to walk through dark park by road closures (The Times)

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