World leaders agree on a deal to halt deforestation, which we reported this morning. Xi Jinping, Jair Bolsonaro and Joe Biden are among the leaders signing the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Area Use.
Biden has announced one promise to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030. Reducing these emissions was hailed as one of the most immediate opportunities to slow global warming ahead of the summit, and almost 100 nations have now set a goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030 .
And the United States has once again joined the High Ambition Coalition, with the aim of reaching the 1.5C target in the UN climate negotiations.
That Glasgow’s breakthrough agenda, a plan to coordinate the introduction of clean technologies, including clean electricity and electric vehicles to quickly reduce their costs, has been adopted at the Cop26 summit by world leaders, including the United Kingdom, the United States, India and China.
African countries will spend 6 billion. USD on adapting to climate impacts, says our environmental correspondent Fiona Harvey. African countries are preparing to spend at least $ 6 billion a year from their tax revenues on adapting to the effects of the climate crisis and are urging the rich world to provide $ 2.5 billion a year for the next five years to enable them to to achieve their goals.
‘You might as well bomb us’, Surangel Whipps Jr., the president of Palau, told world leaders and spoke of the pain of seeing his country suffer “a slow and painful death”.
Ecuador must massively expand the protected reserve around the Galápagos Islands, This was announced by Guillermo Lasso Mendoza, President of Ecuador. The country will add another 60,000 square kilometers of protected sea to the 130,000 square kilometers that already exist around the islands.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has defended his journey into space tells delegates that it made him realize how “final and fragile” the Earth is.
In the meantime The UK, EU and US signed a new $ 8.5 billion Just Energy Transition partnership with South Africa to help reduce the country’s dependence on coal.
Police Scotland has apologized to women in Glasgow who had to go home in the dark Monday night, after well-lit streets were cordoned off due to security concerns at the Cop26 climate summit.
And finally, that climate activist Greta Thunberg has been filmed and sings some selected words for world leaders inside the Cop26 conference in Glasgow.