02 November 2021

In pictures: World leaders continue crunch talks at Cop26 summit in Glasgow

02 November 2021

The Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow has continued, with a markedly more upbeat tone after world leaders issuing stark warnings over the cost of failure for the future of the planet.

Among the initiatives hailed by world leaders including Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a declaration by 100 countries – including Brazil – to halt and reverse deforestation.

Meanwhile, protests continued outside the Scottish Event Campus in the city as some of the most powerful people in the world gathered inside.

The Prince of Wales with the President of the United States Joe Biden ahead of their bilateral meeting during the Cop26 summit (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio attended a fringe event in Maryhill before arriving at the campus (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)
A climate activist from Ocean Rebellion, representing an ‘oil slick’, protests outside Grangemouth oil refinery in Falkirk (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed at a bilateral meeting (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)

British officials were particularly encouraged by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to slash India’s carbon emissions by 2030, with half its energy set to come from renewable sources.

Meanwhile, scores of countries signed up to a US-EU initiative to cut methane emissions by 30% by the end of the decade.

Members of the Red Rebel Brigade outside the Scottish Events Campus (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
The event has drawn a number of environmental protesters (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
The Prince of Wales greets the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Wire)
Demonstrators outside the perimeter (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
Members of the Red Rebel Brigade outside the Scottish Events Campus speak to delegates inside through the fencing on the perimeter (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)

In other pledges, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos promised two billion dollars (£1.47 billion) for land restoration in Africa.

The billionaire announced the funding as he said his flight to space in July had made him realise how fragile the planet was.

Protesters from Zimbabwe (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
Israel’s energy minister Karine Elharrar, who had access difficulties earlier at the summit (Alberto Pezzli/PA) (PA Wire)
The Duke of Cambridge with Earthshot Prize finalist Vinisha Umashankar during a session on accelerating clean technology innovation and deployment (Jeff J Mitchell/PA) (PA Wire)
Former Microsoft chief Bill Gates observes a session on clean energy technology development (Jeff J Mitchell/PA) (PA Wire)
Climate activists take part in a ‘Trillion Dollar Bash’ outside the offices of JP Morgan on Waterloo Street, Glasgow, calling out the bank’s continued profits from and investment into fossil fuel projects and contribution to the suffering caused by the climate crisis (Owen Humphreys/PA) (PA Wire)
The Glasgow Actions Team, wearing masks depicting Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, play dice at the Clyde Arc Bridge (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)

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