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COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

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Greta Thunberg has told the BBC she does not plan to attend the UN climate conference due to be held in Glasgow this November.The 18-year-old Swedish climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.She believes the summit should be postponed.She says the UK government, which is hosting the summit, should wait until global vaccination rates have risen.The summit will bring together world leaders with the aim of agreeing a plan to tackle climate change.Government has 'no plans' to delay climate summitCOP26: What, where, when?Who is Greta Thunberg and what does she want?Bishops would welcome Pope to COP26 climate summitMs Thunberg's decision is likely to be a significant blow for the UK government.The activist has attended every major climat...
Rangers probe follows break up of Glasgow house party by police

Rangers probe follows break up of Glasgow house party by police

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Rangers have launched an internal investigation after police broke up a party in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.Covid-19 lockdown restrictions mean no indoor mixing of households is allowed in Scotland under normal circumstances.The Scottish Premiership club issued a short statement on Twitter."Rangers are aware of an alleged incident which is subject to an internal investigation," the Scottish Premiership leaders said. "We will make no further comment."A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We received a report of a gathering at a property in Hayburn Lane, Glasgow, around 1.10am on Sunday, 14 February."Officers attended and those in attendance left. Ten people were issued with fixed penalty notices for breaching coronavirus regulations."It is not clear if any Rangers players wer...
Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

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A key climate summit in Glasgow will be delayed until next year due to disruption caused by the coronavirus. The announcement was made in a joint statement from the UK and UN after a "virtual" meeting of officials.Dozens of world leaders were due to attend the COP26 gathering that was set to run in Glasgow from November 9 this year. It is expected that the conference will now take place by the middle of next year. As the virus has spread around the world, there has been a growing expectation in recent weeks that the COP26 talks would be delayed.Around 30,000 delegates, journalists and environmental campaigners were due in Scotland for the meeting.However the changing priorities that coronavirus has forced on governments can be cl...
Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

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If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.COP26 in November will see around 200 world leaders meet to agree a new, long term deal on rising temperatures. But according to Claire O'Neill, the president of COP26, the UK has "one shot" at making it a success.She told a BBC documentary that if Glasgow fails, people will question the whole UN approach. BBC World Service Discovery - 2020: A year to save the Planet? Five things we've learned from Madrid climate talks COP26 marks a critical moment for the UN in the long running effort to find a global solution to climate change. As part of the Paris climate deal, agreed in 2015, countries are meant to update t...
COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

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A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow.The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency. The UK will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events and a significant youth event, as part of the agreement.Claire Perry, UK nominated president for COP26, said: "In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale ...