Leaders from around the world have gathered in Glasgow for the Cop26 climate conference.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Prince of Wales were joined by leaders including US president Joe Biden, India’s Narendra Modi and acting German chancellor Angela Merkel for speeches, bilateral talks and events – all with the aim of getting nations to agree to cut emissions and save the planet from rising temperatures and sea levels.
Although the Queen decided to stay away from Glasgow on the advice of her doctors, the royal family was out in force with the Prince of Wales using the platform to promote his long-standing views on protecting the environment, addressing delegates and meeting visiting leaders.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge focused on the younger generation by visiting a group of Scouts who have made what they call a promise to the planet.
One man who has epitomised efforts to raise the profile of environmental issues, 95-year-old broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, expressed his hopes that the younger generation could make the breakthrough in turning the situation around.
Protesters have also been making their voices heard during the first day and among those taking on Sir David’s challenge is 18-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who received a rock star welcome when she arrived in Glasgow and on Monday made an appearance at Festival Park.
The climate conference has seen parts of Glasgow cordoned off, with security tight as more than 25,000 people descended on Scotland’s largest city for the nearly two-weeks of talks and events.
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