President Xi of China will send a written statement to COP26, an official statement said this morning.
On the opening day of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, the President Alok Sharma told delegates: “COP26 is our last best hope to keep 1.5 in reach.”
Scottish climate campaigners welcomed overseas delegates to the COP26 talks with a Gaelic foot-washing ceremony. Elders of the Minga Indigena attending COP26 from Ecuador were then invited to place their feet on a stone specially carved for the ceremony from Scottish sandstone.
UK visa rules and a lack of access to Covid-19 vaccines has stopped some delegates from the front line of climate change attending the COP26 talks, campaigners said today.
COP26: Extreme weather is the new norm as climate crisis pushes world into unchartered territory – new report
Extreme weather, including heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires, are the new norm, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation.
Young people have every right to be angry about the failure of world leaders to deliver on climate, the president of the COP26 talks said this afternoon.
The lights are flashing red on the climate dashboard, the president of COP26 said this morning at the opening of the climate talks in Glasgow.
Campaigners from across the world have arrived in Glasgow for the start of international climate talks tomorrow morning.
With one day to go before the start of COP26 international climate talks, the president designate, Alok Sharma, calls on world leaders to act.
Pope Francis urges world leaders to take “radical decisions” at next week’s global climate summit, in a special message recorded for BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.