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