COP26 latest: Day 2 looks promising with major deals set to be signed

As crucial climate talks enter their second day, several major deals are expected to be signed on Tuesday, notably an agreement by more than 100 world leaders to end deforestation by 2030. The US and the EU have also announced a new plan to curb methane emissions.

The world leaders’ summit concludes today. After outlining their national commitments and setting out broad outlines of agreements, they will let diplomats and other government officials hammer out the details.

The British presidency is facing criticism about accessibility and inclusiveness at the conference. Civil society groups have complained of “unprecedented restrictions” to negotiations, while an Israeli minister using a wheelchair was unable to access the summit yesterday.

A delegation of 12 mayors from some of the world’s major cities have called for action to tackle climate change as they travelled to Glasgow for the COP26 summit.

Meanwhile,Queen Elizabeth gets candid with world leaders at COP26. The 95-year-old monarch called on world leaders to ‘rise above the politics of the moment.’

And among the individuals and groups that protested at venue of the meeting in Glasgow is the ex-corporate consultant Abigail fighting for her son’s future says “I have to keep protesting, whether it’s in London or Glasgow or wherever.”

 

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