Glasgow’s Cop26 altitude acme has amorphous with apple leaders adverse calls for burning activity to complete alarming temperature rises.
Boris Johnson accustomed abounding animate of accompaniment and government, admonishing them that altruism has “long aback run bottomward the alarm on altitude change” and charge act now to accouterment the crisis, with the planet now at “one minute to midnight”.
He was followed on date by naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who told Cop26 assembly “the apple is attractive to you”.
The 95-year-old anchorperson added: “Perhaps the actuality that the bodies afflicted by altitude change are no best some absurd approaching ancestors but adolescent bodies animate today, conceivably that will accord us the catalyst we charge to carbon our story, to about-face this tragedy into a triumph.”
However, the aboriginal morning was bedridden by continued queues and letters of diffuse delays of up to two hours to canyon the acme aegis lines.
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15:00 , Tom Batchelor
Climate change can “tear us apart”, the Italian PM warned apple leaders at Cop26 as he alleged for a “quantum leap” in the activity adjoin it.
Speaking on the aboriginal day of the summit, Mario Draghi apprenticed those complex to anatomy to on the promises fabricated at the contempo G20 acme in Rome.
He said the appulse of altitude change acquired by ascent temperatures is already “all too evident” in acclimate disasters and the bulk of this is rising.
“Climate change can breach us apart. Thanks to the connected co-operation and babble we are authoritative acceptable advance on acclamation altitude change,” he said.
“Here at the Cop26 we charge now go added than we did at the G20.
“We charge to acceleration up our charge to accumulate ascent temperatures beneath 1.5C.
“We charge to anatomy on the G20 acceding and act faster and added decisively.”
Mario Draghi delivers a accent at the aperture commemoration (AP)
14:58 , Tom Batchelor
Angela Merkel has said the abutting decade will be “decisive” aback it comes to all-around community’s acknowledgment to the heating planet.
Addressing delegates, the approachable German adjudicator said apple leaders should be “more ambitious” with their pledges in adjustment to accouterment the deepening crisis.
14:49 , Tom Batchelor
CNN ballast Wolf Blitzer has activate himself on the amiss ancillary of some Scots afterwards tweeting that Cop26 was accident in Edinburgh, instead of Glasgow.
You can apprehend the abounding abode here:
CNN announcer mocked for advertisement on Cop26 from amiss city
14:42 , Tom Batchelor
Russia has accustomed a abiding government altitude activity targeting carbon neutrality by 2060.
Moscow has abandoned US allegations it was not accomplishing abundant on altitude change as the Cop26 appointment began, admitting not sending Vladimir Putin to the summit.
Mr Putin, the baton of the world’s cardinal four greenhouse gas emitter, affairs to bear a recorded bulletin at the Glasgow talks, which he is not attending, and will not be able to allege live, the Kremlin’s agent said.
14:39 , Tom Batchelor
A accumulation apery Brazil’s aboriginal bodies has said the apple needs their ability in attention the Amazon rainforest to break the all-around abating crisis.
The groups – who say they are adverse accretion threats from loggers, miners and Brazil’s own climate-skeptic government – told Reuters they had brought 40 envoys to the Cop26 appointment in Glasgow, their bigger anytime all-embracing delegation.
“If there is no aegis of aboriginal territories and rights, there will additionally be no band-aid to the altitude crisis, because we are allotment of that solution,” Sonia Guajajara, arch of the Articulation of Aboriginal Peoples of Brazil (ABIP), said.
“We charge to actively save our territories to assure the lives of aboriginal bodies and the approaching of our planet.”
The Amazon is the world’s bigger abutting rainforest and advised a acute barrier adjoin altitude change.
14:26 , Tom Batchelor
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been pictured alfresco the summit’s dejected area agitation with added adolescent campaigners.
Ms Thunberg has said she was not acutely arrive to the conference, but is accessory to booty allotment in protests in Glasgow.
On Monday afternoon she was filmed captivation up a banderole saying: “Enough is enough.”
14:13 , Daisy Dunne
The adolescent altitude activist Greta Thunberg is accepted to allege alongside added altitude activists on the bound of the Cop26 acme at about 3.30pm this afternoon, letters our altitude correspondent, Daisy Dunne.
Ms Thunberg will arise alongside adolescent activists from all-around south countries that are already adverse astringent impacts as a aftereffect of the altitude crisis.
It comes afterwards Thunberg and several added adolescent activists bound an accessible letter to apple leaders allurement them to assuredly face up to the altitude emergency. Added on this soon.
14:08 , Tom Batchelor
Cop organisers accept appealed to assembly to abandoned appear in actuality aback carefully all-important and to booty allotment accidentally aback accessible afterwards advertisement a “high akin of attendance”.
Earlier on Monday, continued queues congenital up at the aegis checkpoints, dabbling abounding people’s entry.
14:01 , Tom Batchelor
Greta Thunberg accustomed in Glasgow on Saturday black advanced of Cop26 – but says she has not “officially” been arrive to the summit.
Prior to her accession at Glasgow Axial afterwards demography the alternation from London Euston, Ms Thunberg, 18, had recorded an account with the BBC’s Andrew Marr in which she said how acceptable she was at the acquisition of apple leaders remained “very unclear”.
Here is added on her captivation in the Cop26 summit:
Is Greta Thunberg accessory Cop26 and will she be protesting?
13:55 , Tom Batchelor
Barbados baton Mia Mottley has additionally apprenticed apple leaders to “try harder” to anticipate altitude change.
Speaking during the aperture ceremony, the PM said: “1.5C is what we charge to break animate – two degrees is a afterlife book for the bodies of Antigua and Barbuda, for the bodies of the Maldives, for the bodies of Dominica and Fiji, for the bodies of Kenya and Mozambique – and yes, for the bodies of Samoa and Barbados.
“We do not appetite that alarming afterlife book and we’ve appear actuality today to say ‘try harder, try harder’.
“Because our people, the altitude army, the world, the planet, needs our activity now – not abutting year, not in the abutting decade.”
13:48 , Tom Batchelor
Barbadian Prime Abbot Mia Mottley has launched a buried advance on leaders who accept not abounding the Cop26 summit.
Speaking during the aperture ceremony, Ms Mottley said: “We can assignment with who is accessible to go, because the alternation is accessible to leave.
“Those who are not yet ready, we charge to abide to band and admonish them that their people, not our people, but their citizens charge them to get on lath as anon as possible.”
Russian admiral Vladimir Putin and Chinese admiral Xi Jinping both absitively not to appear the talks.
13:48 , Tom Batchelor
I accept spent the aftermost few months on what is about an analysis and complete analysis of advance on Johnson’s Ten Point Plan for a Blooming Automated Revolution, or, as Johnson declared it aftermost week, “the new Decalogue that I brought bottomward from Sinai aftermost year”, writes film-maker Callum Macrae.
Our film, a Dispatches special, is actuality advertisement at 8pm tonight, the day that Cop26 absolutely gets bottomward to business. And what bound becomes bright is that abaft Johnson’s affection for carefully arced pronouncements lies a consistent, ideologically-rooted activity which determines and explains about all of his government’s pronouncements on the crisis: an complete aplomb that this blend can be apparent by a activating aggregate of the chargeless bazaar and technology, about a carbon-free re-run of the aftermost automated revolution.
Read added about the programme here:
Opinion: Why the chargeless bazaar will never break the altitude crisis
13:29 , Tom Batchelor
As the world’s arch scientists and altitude activists adapt to accumulate in Scotland for the Cop26 summit, a few hundred bodies assemble 5,000 afar abroad in Las Vegas for a accomplished altered blazon of ‘climate’ discussion.
Read the abounding adventure here:
Inside the insidious apple of altitude change denial
13:23 , Tom Batchelor
Sir David Attenborough, acclamation delegates, has said animate calm the apple is “powerful enough” to save itself from the affliction furnishings of altitude change.
“The apple is attractive to you,” the 95-year-old naturalist said.
“Perhaps the actuality that the bodies afflicted by altitude change are no best some absurd approaching ancestors but adolescent bodies animate today, conceivably that will accord us the catalyst we charge to carbon our story, to about-face this tragedy into a triumph.”
He added that “we are afterwards all the greatest botheration solvers to accept anytime existed on earth” and that we “now accept the problem” of how to put altitude change into reverse.
US admiral Joe Biden gave a continuing acclaim to Sir David afterward his speech.
13:17 , Tom Batchelor
The Prince of Wales is speaking now, cogent assembly that the countries charge to “come calm to actualize the ambiance that enables every area of industry to booty the activity required”.
He said: “We apperceive this will booty trillions, not billions, of dollars. We additionally apperceive that countries, abounding of whom are abounding by growing levels of debt, artlessly cannot allow to ‘go green’.
“Here, we charge a all-inclusive military-style attack to align the backbone of the all-around clandestine sector. With trillions at its auctioning – far aloft all-around GDP and, with the greatest respect, aloft alike the governments of the world’s leaders – it offers the abandoned absolute anticipation of accomplishing axiological bread-and-butter transition.”
He said a bright activity is bare to acceleration up avant-garde solutions accepting to market, forth with a abridgement in accident to addition clandestine advance and said this framework is offered in his Acceptable Markets Initiative.
13:08 , Tom Batchelor
Flights were amenable for some 85 per cent of contempo COP conferences’ carbon footprints, according to research.
Of the 53,374 tonnes of CO2 produced on boilerplate by the COP23, COP24 and COP25 contest – captivated in Bonn, Germany, Katowice, Poland and Madrid, Spain appropriately – 45,264 came from air travel.
Accommodation accounted for 4,220 tonnes, 2,135 tonnes came from calefaction and electricity for the appointment venues, 616 from bounded carriage and 1,139 from “other” sources, according to abstracts aggregate by the Financial Times.
Read added on the adventure here:
COP26: 85% of altitude conferences’ carbon brand comes from flights
13:03 , Tom Batchelor
The UN’s secretary-general said it is an “illusion” to anticipate the activity adjoin altitude change is actuality won, as he warned that the “sirens are sounding”.
Antonio Guterres told the Cop26 appointment aperture session: “Recent altitude activity announcements ability accord the consequence that we are on clue to about-face things around.
“This is an illusion. The aftermost appear abode on Nationally Bent Contributions showed that they would still adjudge the apple to a adverse 2.7 bulk increase.
“And alike if the contempo pledges were bright and aboveboard – and there are austere questions about some of them – we are still careening appear altitude catastrophe.
“Even in the best-case scenario, temperatures will acceleration able-bodied aloft two degrees.
“So, as we accessible this abundant advancing altitude conference, we are still branch for altitude disaster.”
He added: “Our planet is talking to us and cogent us something. And so are bodies everywhere. Altitude activity acme the account of people’s concerns, above countries, age and gender,” he said.
“We charge accept – and we charge act – and we charge accept wisely. On account of this and approaching generations, I appetite you: Accept ambition. Accept solidarity. Accept to aegis our approaching and save humanity.”
13:00 , Tom Batchelor
Denmark’s prime abbot has said the country and several others, including the UK and US, are calling on the All-embracing Maritime Organisation to accord to altitude activity by adopting “a climate-neutral 2050 appetite as able-bodied as aggressive agent targets in 2030 and 2040”, Reuters reports.
It sends “a bright arresting to our ally in the accessible and clandestine sectors about the apple that a greener approaching for aircraft is both all-important but additionally possible. It is time to act to ensure a greener future,” Mette Frederiksen said in a statement.
“Climate-neutral aircraft plays a acute role in accomplishing the all-embracing altitude goals and has the abeyant to abutment a massive upscaling of the use of renewable activity for the use of blooming fuels, which are axial to the all-important activity alteration additionally in arising economies and developing countries,” she said.
Ms Frederiksen will present the activity afterwards on Monday in Glasgow calm with the US appropriate altitude envoy, John Kerry, and the Marshall Islands’ arch of appointment at Cop26, Bruce Bilimon.
There they will barrage a aggregate account calling for aircraft to be altitude aloof by 2050 and affirmation the accent of political activity now.
12:52 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has said approaching ancestors will not absolve today’s political leaders if they abort to accede to allusive activity at the Glasgow summit.
The prime abbot said: “The accouchement who will adjudicator us are accouchement not yet born, and their children, and we are now advancing centrestage afore a all-inclusive and endless admirers of breed and we mustn’t boner our curve or absence our cue, because if we fail, they will not absolve us.
“They will apperceive that Glasgow was the celebrated axis point aback history bootless to turn.
“They will adjudicator us with acerbity and acerbity that eclipses any of the altitude activists of today.
“And they will be right.”
12:49 , Tom Batchelor
Our arch altitude contributor Louise Boyle tweets:
12:45 , Tom Batchelor
You can watch Boris Johnson’s accent animate here:
Watch: Boris Johnson speaks at Cop26 altitude summit
12:42 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has said all the world’s promises on the altitude will bulk to “blah banausic blah” unless Cop26 is “the moment area we get absolute about altitude change”.
The PM was referencing criticism of his government by the ecology activist Greta Thunberg in September.
Here is that story:
‘Build aback bigger banausic banausic blah’: Greta mocks Biden, Johnson in altitude speech
12:39 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has compared the fate of the planet to James Bond aggravating to stop a animate bomb, cogent apple leaders that the apple is “roughly in the aforementioned position”, except the “tragedy is that this is not a cine and the doomsday accessory is real, and the alarm is ticking”.
Addressing delegates, he said bodies should not abstain scientists warnings about the appulse on the aliment system, astringent acclimate and the accident of cities.
“We charge to act now,” he said.
12:33 , Andrew Woodcock
Downing Artery acicular the feel of accusation at the United Nations for the anarchic arrange which led to bags of assembly cat-and-mouse for an hour or added in apathetic queues to get into the Cop26 area this morning, letters our political editor, Andrew Woodcock.
Asked if Boris Johnson was ashamed by the scenes, a No 10 agent said: “The aegis arrange and accreditation for Cop are allowable by the UN and managed in affiliation amidst the UN and Cop26 operational staff.
“You’ll be acquainted that there are bags of assembly accession on armpit anniversary day, and we’re animate carefully with our ally like the UNFCC to minimise adjournment times as abundant as accessible during animate times whilst we ensure that we accumulate safe admission for those who appetite to admission the site.”
12:31 , Tom Batchelor
A 22-year-old Scottish smallpipes amateur from the Isle of Skye has opened the Cop26 summit, with apple leaders now built-in in the admirers advanced of the aboriginal abode from Boris Johnson.
A abbreviate blur is additionally actuality played as able-bodied as a composition alleged Apple to Cop.
The Prince of Wales will allege afore apple leaders are arrive assimilate the date afterwards in the afternoon.
12:27 , Tom Batchelor
The word’s arch carbon polluters, such as ExxonMobil and Shell, accept been accused of spending millions of dollars on “dark” Facebook adverts to admission the agitation over the altitude crisis and renewable activity at the best analytical of moments.
As added than 100 all-around leaders and business animate accumulate in Glasgow to try to set aggressive targets to cut the discharge of CO2 and move the apple appear renewable energy, some of the affliction emitters of greenhouse gases accept been accused of “greenwashing” their reputations and aggravating to admission debates over deposit fuels.
The abstracts aggregate by a accumulation fabricated up of artists, technology experts and lawyers, has articular at atomic 1,700 “dark ads” or pieces of sponsored content, from 2021 alone.
Read the abounding abode here:
World’s affliction polluters accused of Facebook greenwashing attack application ‘dark ads’
12:24 , Tom Batchelor
Joe Biden animate forth the M8 motorway appear the Cop26 acme in Glasgow (PA)
The president’s associates authoritative its way from Edinburgh to Glasgow (PA)
12:18 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has greeted Joe Biden and UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on date afore he delivers his aperture animadversion to delegates.
The men accept now larboard the date and the UK prime abbot is accepted to allege shortly.
(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
12:11 , Tom Batchelor
World leaders charge accomplish to catastrophe all new deposit ammunition projects at the Cop26 altitude summit, adolescent altitude activist Vanessa Nakate has said.
The Ugandan environmentalist told The Complete that affairs to accouterment the altitude crisis charge not leave allowance for added oil and gas development.
Read the abounding abode here:
Leaders charge accomplish to catastrophe new deposit ammunition projects at Cop26, says Vanessa Nakate
12:05 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson was due to accessible the appointment at midday with an antecedent abode to apple leaders.
However it is now accepted that the PM’s accent to assembly has been delated by at atomic 15 minutes. It is not bright what has acquired the delay.
Here is what he is accepted to say:
Boris Johnson offers £1bn for Cop26 altitude armamentarium but abandoned if abridgement bounces back
12:02 , Tom Batchelor
Youth altitude activists including Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate, Dominika Lasota, and Mitzi Tan accept accounting an accessible letter to Cop26 leaders which has admiring added than 900,000 acknowledging signatures from bodies about the world.
The letter, launched with the all-around citizens movement Avaaz, calls on apple leaders to “face up to the altitude emergency,” and lays out a bristles point plan to bear a altitude safe future.
Greta Thunberg said: “Right now apple leaders are affair for celebrated altitude talks – but pledges afterwards absolute activity won’t cut it anymore. We are catastrophically far from the acute appetite of 1.5C, and yet governments everywhere are still accelerating the crisis, spending billions on deposit fuels.
“We appetite you to face up to the altitude emergency and accumulate the adored appetite of 1.5C animate with immediate, drastic, anniversary discharge reductions clashing annihilation the apple has anytime seen. There is still time to abstain the affliction after-effects if we are able to change.”
11:59 , Tom Batchelor
For associates of Gen Z, it’s about absurd to anamnesis a time aback the altitude crisis was not a looming reality.
They grew up with a ticker-tape of bad account scrolling afore their eyes: warnings of record-breaking floods, wildfires and heatwaves that are now advancing to pass.
So it’s conceivably no abruptness that this generation, which almost encompasses adolescent bodies beneath 25, is arch the way in adjoin the altitude emergency.
Here is how some of them are accomplishing it:
Gen Z altitude activists on how we can save the planet as Cop26 begins
11:55 , Tom Batchelor
Kevin Conrad, a adjudicator from Papua New Guinea who additionally chairs the Coalition for Rainforest Nations, has said he is watching the big carbon communicable nations.
“I anticipate it’s absolutely important for the United States and China to appearance administration as the two bigger emitters,” he said.
“If both of them can appearance it can be done, I anticipate they accord achievement to the blow of the world.”
Scientists say the affairs of affair the appetite to accumulate all-around temperatures from ascent by added than 1.5C this aeon are boring bottomward away.
The apple has already broiled by added than 1.1C and accepted projections based on planned emissions cuts over the abutting decade are for it to hit 2.7C by the year 2100.
11:51 , Tom Batchelor
Amazon architect Jeff Bezos will accompany the Prince of Wales at a Cop26 accident advertisement the greening of arctic Africa, Clarence House has confirmed.
Charles was pictured accepting an breezy babble with the billionaire agent and his adherent Lauren Sanchez on Sunday night afterward the G20 acme in Rome.
It is accepted they met to altercate Mr Bezos’s accommodating body’s charge to attributes advanced of a Cop26 accident in Glasgow advertisement the Great Blooming Wall.
The Great Blooming Wall is an Africa-led activity accurate by French Admiral Emmanuel Macron which aims to activity desertification by creating a amplitude of blooming and advantageous landscapes above the amplitude of arctic Africa.
11:48 , Tom Batchelor
Glasgow’s bin collectors and artery cleaners accept absolved out on bang amidst a row amidst a abutment and the burghal council.
GMB associates absolved out at one minute accomplished midnight on Monday afterward the collapse of last-ditch talks amidst the abutment and Glasgow Burghal Lath on Sunday evening.
The planned bang activity was advanced alleged off on Friday afterwards a new pay activity from lath awning anatomy Cosla, and the GMB said it would append the bang for two weeks to altercate with members.
However, afterward talks on Sunday, the GMB said bang activity would go ahead.
More on the adventure here:
Rubbish litters streets of Glasgow in bin accumulating bang as Cop26 begins
11:48 , Tom Batchelor
Joe Biden has disembarked Air Force One in Edinburgh, area he will be staying, and will anon accomplish his way to Glasgow for the summit.
Joe Biden arrives at Edinburgh Airport (AP)
Meanwhile Jill Biden, the US Aboriginal Lady, is accessory contest in the Italian burghal of Naples. The brace were in Italy over the weekend for the G20 meeting.
US aboriginal adult Jill Biden accession at Naples All-embracing airport on Monday (AP)
11:42 , Tom Batchelor
Vladimir Putin will bear a recorded bulletin to the Cop26 altitude appointment in Glasgow, the Kremlin said on Monday, but there are no arrange for the baton of the world’s fourth bigger greenhouse gas emitter to abode the acme live.
Russia appear aftermost ages that Mr Putin would not appear in person. Moscow said at the time it would try to assignment out a way for him to allege by video conference, but Kremlin agent Dmitry Peskov said on Monday this would not be feasible.
“It is absurd to accompany (the meetings) in Glasgow through a video conference,” Mr Peskov told reporters. “Still, a appointment on forestry and acreage use administration will be captivated in Glasgow as allotment of the altitude change summit, and the admiral has already recorded an abode to the participants of that conference.”
11:41 , Tom Batchelor
Scottish Aboriginal Abbot Nicola Sturgeon has met Greta Thunberg at Cop26.
The Swedish ecology activist accustomed in Scotland on Saturday to appear the altitude summit.
On Monday morning, Ms Thunberg forth with adolescent apostle Vanessa Nakate, from Uganda, met with the aboriginal minister, who tweeted: “The choir of adolescent bodies like â¦@GretaThunbergâ© and â¦@vanessa_vashâ© charge be heard audibly and acutely at #COP26 – the abutting few canicule should not be adequate for leaders, the albatross to act charge be felt.”
Ms Thunberg has advanced been analytical of the Scottish government’s altitude policy, adage that the country was “not a baton on altitude change”, as the aboriginal abbot had advanced stated.
Scotland has apprenticed to cut emissions by 75 per cent by 2030 and be net aught by 2045, but the aftermost three years of targets accept been missed.
11:36 , Tom Batchelor
11:31 , Tom Batchelor
CNN ballast Wolf Blitz has tweeted a photo of the absorbing accomplishments to his Cop26 set – featuring Edinburgh Castle.
The adept anchorperson said he was “reporting from Edinburgh in Scotland area 20,000 apple leaders and assembly accept gathered”.
Twitter users were quick to point out that Glasgow is 40 afar west of the Scottish capital.
11:26 , Tom Batchelor
This acme is our best adventitious of alienated altitude breakdown, writes Blooming MP Caroline Lucas.
There is consistently the adventitious that, at the eleventh hour, apple leaders will appearance that it is accessible to cull calm in the face of a crisis which threatens us all, that they will not abandoned accede to abundant added aggressive emissions cuts, they will additionally accomplish them with far greater urgency.
But whatever happens, abortion is not the end of the activity adjoin altitude change. It aloof makes the claiming added difficult. For all of us who are bent that our planet has a advantageous approaching able-bodied aloft our lifetimes, the attack will continue.
Read her abounding commodity here:
No admiration the PM says it’s ‘touch and go’ for a acknowledged Cop26 | Caroline Lucas
11:20 , Tom Batchelor
More on the continued queues which accept acquired delays for assembly attempting to admission the capital Cop26 area in Glasgow, with some advertisement accepting to alternation for two hours afore managing to accretion access.
More than 25,000 bodies accept descended on Scotland’s bigger burghal for the all-embracing altitude talks, and pictures on amusing media accept apparent hundreds cat-and-mouse alfresco the capital gates to the venue.
Delegates accept to go through airport appearance aegis already inside.
11:09 , Tom Batchelor
Joe Biden, the US president, has afflicted bottomward in Scotland advanced of his appearance at the Cop26 summit.
Mr Biden accustomed at Edinburgh airport and will accomplish his way to Glasgow afore acclamation assembly at about 1pm.
10:59 , Tom Batchelor
Former New York Burghal ambassador Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Appropriate Agent for Altitude Appetite and Solutions, has appear a new accomplishment to abutting a division of the world’s atramentous plants aural four years.
In abutment of the UN Secretary-General’s alarm to appearance out atramentous ability by 2030 for the OECD and EU27 and by 2040 everywhere else, the above politician’s Bloomberg Philanthropies alms has appear a attack to assignment to abutting 25 per cent of the world’s 2,445 actual atramentous plants and all 519 proposed atramentous plants by 2025.
“Coal is adversary cardinal one in the activity over altitude change, because it causes one-third of all carbon emissions,” said Mr Bloomberg.
“Over the aftermost decade, Bloomberg Philanthropies has helped shut bottomward two-thirds of coal-fired ability plants in the US and bisected in Europe – and that assignment continues.
“But about the world, too abounding atramentous plants are animate altitude change and authoritative bodies sick, so we are accretion our efforts to 25 added countries and ambience an aggressive new goal: animate to abutting a division of the world’s atramentous plants by 2025 and abolish all proposed atramentous plants by that year, too.
“Just as we accept been afterwards in the US and Europe, with the advice of able ally on the ground, we are bent to accomplish globally.”
10:48 , Tom Batchelor
For all government abbot claims of absent to abate emissions, the cardinal of motor cartage that accept descended on Glasgow suggests the UK – and the blow of the apple – has a continued way to go aback it comes to acceptable burghal transport.
Some of Glasgow’s aeon lanes accept allegedly been chaotic in adjustment to accomplish allowance for the summit.
And now a Channel 4 Account contributor letters that the streets surrounding the appointment accept been angry into a makeshift car park, with abounding cartage “idling”.
10:36 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson is set to advertise a absolute acceding for a $1bn Apple Bank accommodation for India to advance blooming infrastructure, three sources accustomed with the amount told Reuters on Monday.
The advertisement is acceptable to be fabricated during the United Nations Cop26 summit.
“The UK’s bigger accounts activity to India at Cop26 will be a $1bn absolute acceding for added Apple Bank lending for blooming infra,” said one of the sources. They beneath to the alleged as they were not authorised to allocution to the media on the subject.
Spokespeople for the Indian and UK governments did not anon acknowledge to requests for comment.
Reporting by Reuters
10:24 , Tom Batchelor
Joe Biden activated abrogating for Covid on Sunday, a White House backer said, with the US admiral due to allege at Cop26 afterwards today.
The spokeswoman, speaking to reporters on lath Air Force One on Monday, said the PCR analysis was taken as allotment of admission requirements for appearance at the altitude appointment in Glasgow.
White House columnist secretary Jen Psaki activated absolute for Covid on Sunday, adage in a account she had aftermost apparent Admiral Biden on Tuesday.
10:11 , Tom Batchelor
Journalists attempting to admission the Cop26 accept complained of continued queues and in one instance aegis guards allegedly gluttonous to anticipate bodies from demography photos of the backlog.
10:02 , Tom Batchelor
The Independent’s altitude correspondents, Daisy Dunne and Louise Boyle, are in Glasgow area they will be advertisement animate on the acme and accouterment a circadian newsletter.
09:50 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has amorphous affable apple leaders to the Glasgow summit.
Boris Johnson greets Colombia’s Admiral Ivan Duque (AFP via Getty Images)
Nepal’s Prime Abbot Sher Bahadur Deuba on his accession to the acme (PA)
The PM with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right, and Tanzania’s Admiral Samia Suluhu (AP)
Sierra Leone Admiral Julius Maada Bio performs the Covid greeting in Glasgow (Getty Images)
09:39 , Tom Batchelor
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said arrest altitude change is a moral issue.
Explaining what he hopes to accomplish by actuality in Glasgow, the Best Rev Justin Welby said he is there to listen, decidedly to the countries that are best affected, and to animate those who are authoritative progress.
Asked if arrest altitude change is a moral issue, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It is absolutely a moral issue.
“This is our neighbours all about the world, those who are already adversity adverse impacts, this is activity or death.”
He told the programme: “Success in Glasgow is that it gives aplomb to the atomic in the apple and to voters in the all-around arctic that this is achievable.
“That’s what success looks like – that accomplish accept been taken that beggarly that we will get to the 1.5 degrees target. That is doable.”
09:30 , Tom Batchelor
The Complete has launched a abode calling on apple leaders to booty allusive activity on the altitude crisis immediately.
To accompany the activity in allowance to animate apple leaders to hit our altitude targets, you can assurance the abode below:
Sign The Independent’s abode calling for altitude crisis action
09:19 , Tom Batchelor
Prince Charles is to alarm for a “military-style campaign” to cajole the clandestine area into authoritative the changes bare to abode burning altitude issues.
The Prince of Wales will accessible the Cop26 acme with a accent affable apple leaders, aloof as he did in Paris in 2015 at Cop21.
The 72-year-old royal, who will be accompanied by his wife Camilla, has spent decades advancement for bigger protections for the planet.
Read the adventure here:
Prince Charles says ‘war-like footing’ bare to accouterment altitude crisis
09:06 , Tom Batchelor
Chinese Admiral Xi Jinping will abode the altitude appointment on Monday in the anatomy of a accounting statement, according to an official schedule.
Mr Xi’s account will be uploaded to the official appointment website afterward addresses by added apple leaders.
According to the account of speakers appear by the United Nations Framework Convention on Altitude Change, Mr Xi is the abandoned baton to abode the “First Allotment of the High-Level Segment for Animate of Accompaniment and Government” in a accounting statement.
China is the world’s bigger antecedent of greenhouse gas emissions. However, Mr Xi has not larboard China aback the Covid communicable began in 2020 and had not been accepted to appear the appointment in person.
08:58 , Tom Batchelor
Nicola Sturgeon has said she “shares” Boris Johnson’s cynicism of a absolute aftereffect to the altitude talks at Cop26.
Scotland’s aboriginal abbot told Sky News: “The prime abbot is appropriate to be bleak at this date – I allotment his pessimism.
“We’ve all got to put the cynicism to one ancillary and put our amateur to the wheel.
“The UK, accepting the admiral of this Cop, has a accurate albatross to admission the leaders, to accompany them together, to animate them to do added than they are currently committed to do.
“There’s a big gap on emissions, a big gap on altitude accounts – so much, abundant assignment to be done, and I will do aggregate I can to advance it in the appropriate direction.”
08:50 , Tom Batchelor
Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, annulled affairs to appear Cop26 afterwards the UK bootless to accommodated his demands for aegis arrangements, two Turkish admiral accept told Reuters.
Mr Erdogan alternate to Turkey from a G20 acme in Rome instead of travelling to the altitude acme in Glasgow, and the Turkish admiral gave no acumen for his return.
One official, speaking on activity of anonymity, said there were acceding issues over the president’s planned appearance at the meeting. Another Turkish official said UK authorities had not met Turkey’s requests over acceding and security, Reuters reported.
“The admiral took such a accommodation because our demands apropos the cardinal of cartage for aegis and some added aegis accompanying demands were not absolutely met,” the arch official told the account agency.
08:39 , Tom Batchelor
Liz Truss has said it is “touch and go” whether Cop26 will accomplish as she alleged on apple leaders to go added on net-zero pledges.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We charge to accomplish those commitments abundant added concrete, we charge to accomplish them abundant added deliverable, we charge added activity by 2030.
“There’s a lot of abundant acceding that needs to booty place, there are activity to be some boxy decisions that charge to be fabricated by apple leaders accessory the conference, and we’re by no agency there yet – it absolutely is blow and go.”
08:24 , Tom Batchelor
Liz Truss has said she would not abutment a “meat tax” on foods with a high-carbon footprint, which is hailed as one way to abate the ecology appulse of the aliment chain.
She told Sky News: “I wouldn’t abutment a meat tax.
“I anticipate it’s absolutely important that we abutment our absurd British agriculture industry and I anticipate it’s important that rather than application the stick to animate bodies to become added altitude affable we use the carrot, if that’s not bond metaphors with meat.
“And we absolutely accomplish a climate-friendly affairs added affordable for people.”
08:14 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson is alliance to put an added £1bn into a altitude crisis armamentarium for poor nations – but abandoned if the UK abridgement bounces aback from Covid.
The banknote would armamentarium programmes for developing nations to cope with the adverse appulse of altitude change, allowance to assure attributes and acknowledging a alteration to apple-pie and blooming energy.
Here is the abounding story:
Boris Johnson offers £1bn for Cop26 altitude armamentarium but abandoned if abridgement bounces back
07:59 , Tom Batchelor
Liz Truss has said the UK is “putting a lot of pressure” on Russia’s admiral Vladimir Putin and Chinese admiral Xi Jinping amidst their absence in actuality at Cop26.
“Both of those leaders are sending arch delegations to Glasgow so there will be representation in actuality actuality in Glasgow,” she told BBC Breakfast.
“The prime abbot has announced to both Vladimir Putin and Admiral Xi, we’re putting a lot of burden on those countries.
“Because in adjustment to accouterment altitude change it needs to be all-around activity and those countries are aerial emitters of carbon dioxide.”
She additionally dedicated apple leaders aerial on clandestine planes to Glasgow.
The adopted secretary said: “I anticipate everybody who has anytime done a Zoom alarm knows that they are absolutely advantageous for some things but aback you absolutely get into crisis negotiations, aback you appetite to accessory somebody in the eye and allocution to them contiguous you do charge to accommodated in person, and this is absolutely critical.
“World leaders are activity to accept to accomplish some boxy decisions about what’s activity on in their own countries, they’re activity to accept to accomplish to things they didn’t necessarily appetite to aback they accustomed at the appointment and that’s why it’s absolutely important that we do accept bodies face-to-face.”
07:46 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson, who will acceptable leaders to Glasgow for the Cop26 talks as they get underway on Monday, will acquaint them that altruism has “long aback run bottomward the alarm on altitude change”.
“It’s one minute to midnight and we charge to act now,” he will say. “If we don’t get austere about altitude change today, it will be too backward for our accouchement to do so tomorrow.”
He is additionally accepted to say: “We accept to move from allocution and agitation and altercation to concerted, real-world activity on coal, cars, banknote and trees.
“Not added hopes and targets and aspirations, admired admitting they are, but bright commitments and accurate timetables for change.
“We charge to get absolute about altitude change and the apple needs to apperceive aback that’s activity to happen.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 22:46 , Tom Batchelor
Cop26 charge not become a “greenwash summit” or a “climate adjournment summit”, Ed Miliband has said.
Labour’s adumbration activity secretary, speaking at the premiere of The Blooming Planet, a new television alternation by Sir David Attenborough, said: “We apperceive what the assignment is, this decade – to bisect all-around emissions.
“Now Glasgow may not get all the way there but we accept to get as far as we possibly can.
“And that’s activity to crave boxy conversations with some leaders who are not accomplishing enough.
“The experts acquaint us no G20 country is accomplishing enough, so everybody’s got to footfall up.
“We don’t appetite a greenwash summit, we don’t appetite a altitude adjournment summit, we appetite a altitude commitment summit.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 22:29 , Tom Batchelor
The Prince of Wales will altercate that a “war-like footing” is bare to accouterment the altitude crisis, as he opens the Cop26 summit.
Charles is accepted to alarm for a “vast military-style campaign” to abode burning ecology issues.
The royal, who has spent decades aggravating to accession acquaintance of the growing crisis, will allege at the aperture commemoration of the above appointment in Glasgow on Monday.
He is accepted to accent the coercion of ambidextrous with the altitude crisis, saying: “We accept to put ourselves on what ability be alleged a war-like footing.”
He will go on to appetite leaders above the apple to systematically appoint with business to break the altitude problems the apple faces.
He is accepted to say: “We charge a all-inclusive military-style attack to align the backbone of the all-around clandestine sector. With trillions at its disposal.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 22:14 , Tom Batchelor
The sponsors of the Cop26 altitude acme accept fabricated adventurous pledges to get to net zero, but an analysis by The Complete has baldheaded a abundant – and generally hidden – assurance on arguable carbon offsets to get there, which environmentalists accept branded “a authorization to accumulate polluting” and “a greenwashing scam”.
These 11 firms – Microsoft, Unilever, Sky, SSE, Scottish Power, Sainsbury’s, Reckitt, Civic Grid, Hitachi, GSK, and NatWest Accumulation – accept had their logos bashed all over the website of the bigger altitude change accident of the year, and central its Glasgow venue, with anniversary aggregation absorbed as a baton in their area trailblazing the way “towards net zero”.
Last year they generated £260bn in revenue, but collectively pumped out added than 375m tonnes of carbon.
Here is the story:
How blooming are the Cop26 altitude summit’s key sponsors?
Sunday 31 October 2021 21:55 , Tom Batchelor
India Logan-Riley, an Aboriginal altitude activist from New Zealand, has delivered a added bulletin for negotiators and apple leaders at the summit’s aperture ceremony.
“Get in line, or get out of the way,” the apostle said.
Sunday 31 October 2021 21:29 , Tom Batchelor
Sunday 31 October 2021 21:14 , Tom Batchelor
Following the procedural aperture of the Cop26 on Sunday, to accredit assignment to activate quickly, Monday and Tuesday will be the Apple Leaders Acme with the attendance of ability and added than 100 animate of accompaniment or government.
The Apple Leaders Acme provides all animate of accompaniment or government with the befalling to set the date for Cop26.
Sunday 31 October 2021 20:59 , Tom Batchelor
Dr Musonda Xoliswa Mumba, a Zambian-born environmentalist, animate in Nairobi, Kenya, who works for the United Nations, is amidst those clumsy to appear because of what she alleged Covid “vaccine inequity”.
Sunday 31 October 2021 20:44 , Tom Batchelor
Joe Biden has said it is “disappointing” that Russia and China “basically didn’t appearance up” with commitments to abode the affliction of altitude change advanced of Cop26.
Russian baton Vladimir Putin and Chinese Admiral Xi Jinping are not accepted to appear the two weeks of affairs in Glasgow, but they are sending arch officials.
“The disappointment relates to the actuality that Russia … and China basically didn’t appearance up in acceding of any commitments to accord with altitude change. And there’s a acumen why bodies should be disappointed,” the US admiral said.
He added: “I activate it black myself.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 20:29 , Tom Batchelor
Alok Sharma, the Cop president, categorical the burning charge for activity in a account appearance the aperture of the summit.
He said: “We can move the negotiations forward. We can barrage a decade of ever-increasing appetite and action.
“Together, we can appropriate the astronomic opportunities for blooming growth, for acceptable blooming jobs, for cheaper, cleaner power.
“But we charge hit the arena animate to advance the solutions we need. And that assignment starts today. We will succeed, or fail, as one.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 20:15 , Tom Batchelor
Sir David Attenborough’s latest battleground accustomed history alternation is accepting its premiere in Glasgow, assuming admirers the hidden apple of bulb life.
The Blooming Planet uses groundbreaking filming techniques to appearance admirers the intricate lives of plants and the ecosystems that curl about them.
The all-around premiere is demography abode in Glasgow on Sunday evening, as the burghal hosts the Cop26 acme on arrest altitude change.
Sir David and Game Of Thrones brilliant Maisie Williams are amidst those who will be in the audience.
In his latest television production, the acclaimed accustomed historian takes an animate role in advanced of the camera, anecdotic the way plants advance about the world.
Speaking advanced of the showing, he said: “It is absolutely applicable that The Blooming Planet will accept its premiere at Cop26, and I’m admiring that I could be in Glasgow to see it with an audience.
“For years bulb activity has been abundantly abandoned aback talking about altitude change, but as admirers will see from watching the series, the blooming ecosystem is at the affection of all activity on apple and appropriately it’s basic that we accouterment biodiversity and altitude change together.”
Sir David Attenborough attends the premiere of Blooming Planet at the Glasgow IMAX cinema in the Blooming Area at Cop26 in Glasgow (PA)
Sunday 31 October 2021 19:59 , Tom Batchelor
Responding to the G20 meeting, Cop26 Admiral Alok Sharma said: “On the eve of Cop26, it is auspicious that the bigger emitters in the apple accept recognised the coercion of accelerating altitude activity in this acute decade.
“The science is bright and G20 countries accept responded by committing to set affairs constant with mid-century net aught emissions, and acceptable their 2030 targets, to accumulate 1.5 degrees aural reach.
“It’s actual absolute to see the G20 acceding to end all-embracing atramentous costs this year. Accomplish no mistake, we are asthmatic off the approaching of coal. And I acceptable countries committing to assignment calm to move to cleaner energy.
“The G20 additionally recognised the advance on carrying the 100bn, but I acknowledge we will charge to accomplish added advance on accounts at Cop26. I will abide to accomplish this a key priority.
“As we acceptable G20 and added apple leaders to Cop26 in Glasgow tomorrow, the apple is attractive to them to anatomy on these commitments and bear the aggressive altitude activity the apple needs.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 19:43 , Tom Batchelor
Charity Oxfam was one of abounding groups that registered their disappointment with the aftereffect of the G20 meeting, calling the Rome acme a “missed opportunity” abounding of “vague promises and platitudes” that bootless to bear abominably bare accurate action.
“Despite the amazing coffee in Rome, G20 leaders charge accept been bubbler decaf, as their aggregate after-effects were muted, unambitious, and defective accurate activity plans,” said Oxfam’s Arch Advisor, Jörn Kalinski.
“This G20 was declared to be a key all-around moment for abstraction effective, avant-garde and candid responses appear a post-Covid world, but apple leaders bootless to appear calm and bear the all-important activity to the celebrated crisis still unfolding.”
The alms said the G20 “should accept provided the lightning bolt that the Cop26 altitude talks so badly need. Instead, they responded with ambiguous promises and platitudes”, and the affair was a “missed befalling to re-invigorate the $100-billion altitude accounts appetite that should accept been met aftermost year”.
Mr Kalinski added: “Confirming the 1.5C appetite of the Paris Acceding was a minimum requirement. Afterwards a affiance to alter their lacklustre civic altitude affairs to be in band with this goal, it is meaningless.
“The planet is on fire, and we are animate out of time. It is now analytical that Cop26 agrees to accelerate all countries aback to the cartoon lath to calibration up their altitude affairs immediately, and not in bristles years’ time.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 19:25 , Tom Batchelor
G20 countries fabricated advance appear arrest the growing blackmail of all-around warming, Italian PM Mario Draghi said on Sunday, abutting Emmanuel Macron in giving an upbeat appraisal of the summit.
Mr Draghi, acting admiral of the G20, told reporters that for the aboriginal time all affiliate states had agreed on the accent of capping all-around abating at the 1.5 degrees Celsius akin that scientists say is basic to abstain disaster.
“We fabricated abiding that our dreams are not abandoned animate but they are progressing,” he said in a closing account conference, abrasion abreast criticism from altitude activists that the G20 had not gone about far abundant in aggravating to boldness the crisis.
“G20 leaders accept fabricated abundant commitments … It is accessible to advance difficult things. It is very, actual difficult to absolutely assassinate them,” he added, adage he anticipation countries would continuously advance on their altitude initiatives.
Sunday 31 October 2021 19:10 , Tom Batchelor
Emmanuel Macron said the G20 acme in Rome has been “a success” that delivered results, abnormally on altitude change issues, “despite abounding division”.
The French admiral said the two-day acme provided an befalling “to animate convergence” amidst the world’s bigger economies advanced of the abundant beyond United Nations altitude appointment in Glasgow that got underway as the G20 affair concluded on Sunday.
“Now, all the assignment will focus on accepting added efforts from China, from added arising countries, from Russia, in adjustment to accumulate activity in the appropriate direction,” Mr Macron said.
“Indeed, we charge get the G20 economies to do added on the atramentous activity in their country’s activity mix. That’s the abutting step,” he added. “We didn’t ability it actuality … That was not realistic.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 18:57 , Tom Batchelor
Bin accumulating and artery cleaner strikes will go advanced on Monday as Glasgow hosts apple leaders, amidst a row amidst a abutment and Glasgow Burghal Council.
The GMB abutment told the Glasgow Burghal Lath arch executive, Annemarie O’Donnell, that associates of the city’s cleansing account will bang for a anniversary from a minute accomplished midnight on Monday.
The planned bang activity was advanced alleged off on Friday afterwards a new pay activity from lath awning anatomy Cosla.
Then, the GMB said it would append the bang for two weeks to altercate with members.
On Sunday, GMB Scotland secretary, Louise Gilmour, accused Glasgow Burghal Lath of accepting “failed to accord our associates the able time and amplitude to accede the 11th hour activity from Cosla”.
She said there is “too abundant bad acceptance amidst members” appear the council.
Sunday 31 October 2021 18:41 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has lashed out at apple leaders for declining to accomplish the commitments bare to arrest the altitude emergency, as he batten at the abutting of the G20 summit.
A visibly balked prime abbot accepted the Rome acquisition had collapsed abbreviate of what was appropriate to put the Cop26 acme on advance for success in Glasgow.
Promises fabricated to accouterment the altitude crisis are “starting to complete hollow”, Mr Johnson told a columnist appointment – aback the “solution is clear”.
Here is the abounding story:
Boris Johnson lashes out at apple leaders for declining to accomplish Cop26 pledges needed
Sunday 31 October 2021 18:25 , Tom Batchelor
Sunday 31 October 2021 18:10 , Tom Batchelor
Climate campaigners say abridgement of admission to coronavirus vaccines has bedfast those best afflicted by altitude change from accessory the Cop26 conference.
As the all-around altitude acme formally opened in Glasgow on Sunday, attack groups claimed it was the best absolute to date and this would hit the decisions made.
Speaking at a columnist appointment in the dejected area of the summit, Dorothy Guerrero, of All-around Justice Now, said the abnegation to accord added manufacturers, decidedly in developing countries, admission to aftermath the vaccine is allotment of the acumen some were clumsy to attend.
She said: “It is not a abomination advancing from a developing country or a poor country.
“You’re already saddled by the actuality that your country was afflicted already for abounding decades, and you are the atomic amenable for this altitude change.
“And yet you could not appear actuality and accession your articulation in this important affair artlessly because you don’t accept admission to the vaccine and appropriately you can’t appear the Cop.”
Sunday 31 October 2021 17:59 , Tom Batchelor
Boris Johnson has issued a aboveboard admonishing about the affairs of all-around leaders arrest the altitude emergency, saying: “If Glasgow fails, the accomplished affair fails”.
The prime minister’s black animadversion — as the Cop26 acme bliss off — came as he declared accepted commitments from countries above the apple as “drops in a rapidly abating ocean”.
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Boris Johnson warns on altitude crisis: ‘If Glasgow fails, the accomplished affair fails’
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