However, the Norwegian delegation chooses a more climate-friendly solution.
Scottish media claim several hundred private jets are arriving in Glasgow in connection with the barely two-week climate summit (COP26) that began on Sunday.
Scotland’s best-selling tabloid newspaper Daily log and mail Sunday He cites aviation sources who have confirmed that more than 400 private jets are carrying about 1,000 world and business leaders and their employees to the Glasgow climate talks.
The online newspaper receives assurance that the Norwegian delegation, including Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store and Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide, is traveling more environmentally friendly than many of his fellow politicians from other countries.
– The delegation has made regular regular trips, the Director of Communications in the Prime Minister’s Office, Anne-Christine Hujocks, confirmed in an email to Nettavisen.
Facts about the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow
* The Glasgow Climate Negotiations Meeting will take place from 31 October to 12 November. Hosted by the United Kingdom and Italy.
* The meeting was supposed to take place last year but was postponed due to the pandemic.
* More than 100 heads of state and government are expected to attend on November 1 and 2.
* Almost all countries of the world participate in the negotiations. In addition to organizations, journalists and business representatives.
*The total number of participants is likely to be around 25,000.
The Glasgow Summit is officially the twenty-sixth meeting of the parties of the countries that have signed the United Nations Climate Agreement.
* Denoted as COP26. The acronym stands for COP. Corresponding meetings have been held almost every year since 1995.
Prior to the summit, a large number of countries had updated and tightened their voluntary climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement.
(Kelder: COP26, BBC, The Guardian, NTB)
Gorgeous with a personal presence
BBC It also highlights the number 400 as a possible estimate of the number of private jets that reach the top. In this regard, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was asked whether it was absolutely necessary for world leaders to appear in person at the Glasgow summit.
Foreign Secretary Truss said it was “fantastic” that so many world leaders were attending the summit.
“When the negotiations are really intense, when you want to look someone in the eye and talk to them face to face, the personal presence is required,” Truss told BBC Breakfast on Monday morning.
World leaders face some tough decisions. They have to commit to things they don’t necessarily want to stick to when they get to the top. Truss says that’s why it’s so important for people to meet face to face.
More convincing if they don’t come with private planes
It is believed that about a hundred private aircraft carry negotiating delegations from Europe over relatively short distances. While about 300 private flights will be long-haul flights that can take up to 20 hours.
“Any rich country or corporate leader going to Glasgow to explain to the developing nations that we cannot afford the promise we made to them in previous negotiations would be more persuasive if they did not arrive on a private plane,” he said. Greenpeace Senior Researcher, Great Britain, Doug Parr, to Sunday Mail.
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The Transport and Environment press group also has major objections to the fact that many climate delegates are choosing to use private aircraft as transportation for the UN Climate Summit.
An ordinary private plane, hence not talking about Air Force One, emits two tons of carbon dioxide per hour during the flight. It cannot be stressed enough how much of an impact private jets have on the environment. It is the worst way to travel. Our research indicates that most trips could have been easily completed with regular regular flights, Matt Finch of Transportation and Environment tells the same newspaper.
Private jets are very prestigious, but it’s hard to avoid the hypocrisy of using them when you simultaneously claim to be fighting climate change, he says.
To put it in context, the total carbon footprint of the average citizen, including everything they consume and wherever they travel, is about eight tons per year. So a business layover or a politician going a long way with a private jet, will burn more carbon dioxide than many average people do in an entire year, says Finch.
Right-wing populists know how to take advantage of the fact that many world leaders are choosing to use private jets to attend the important climate summit in Glasgow.
Every world leader or official who arrives at COP26 on a private jet is a climate hypocrite. This is a fact, as the king of Brexit Nigel Farage wrote in one book Twitter message On the same day the Climate Summit began.
Prince Charles, who will deliver the opening address at COP26, received some criticism this weekend on social media for his use of private jets for the G20 summit in Rome and the climate conference in Glasgow. By comparison, our royal family usually travels on scheduled planes. For example, Crown Prince Haakon attracted attention when he was known to have flown a scheduled plane to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in 2019. At that time, it is estimated that about 1,500 private planes made it to the summit in Davos. .
“As a rule, the royal family always travels by scheduled planes,” said Guri Farb, the palace’s head of communications. Internet newspaper this time.
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