Who’s Coming To COP26?

Who’s Coming To COP26?

The key people to look out for as world leaders and climate activists across the globe have arrived into Glasgow for the COP26 Summit, please find the list below!

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister:

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Credit: Pippa Fowles (Flickr)

Being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson will be attending the COP26 summit taking place in the SECC and will give the opening address on Monday 1st of November 2021. According to the gov.uk website it had said that the UK has set out a new target which will be a law to cut down the amount of gases we let into the air by 75% by the year 2035.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister:

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Credit: The Scottish Government (Flickr)

Being Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon will be attending the COP26 summit to represent the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government has many policies relating to reducing the carbon footprint in Scotland. According to the Scottish Parliament website, the: “Scottish Government’s draft update to the Climate Change Plan 2018 – 2032″….”75% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and ultimately net-zero emissions by 2045”.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, United Kingdom:

Prince Charles (Right) and the Duchess of Cornwall (Left), Credit: Andy Gott (Flickr)

The Royal Family are very big on climate change and are open about how more needs to be done, according to the Independent newspaper Charles had said: “The problem is to get action on the ground” when speaking about COP26.

Joe Biden, US President:

46th President of the USA, Joe Biden, Creator: Adam Schultz | Credit: White House (Flickr)

The 46th President of the United States of America will be attending the summit, Joe Biden will address leaders and showcase his plans on how the US will reach their goals.

Barack Obama, Former US President:

44th President of the USA, Barack Obama, Credit: Tyler Driscoll (Flickr)

Being the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama along with his wife Michelle Obama will be attending the summit. Barack Obama is known for spreading awareness on climate change as well as previously agreeing to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the USA:

Former First Lady of the USA, Michelle Obama, Credit: Tim Pierce (Flickr)

Being the Former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle will be attending alongside Barack Obama during the summit. Michelle Obama is well known for her activism on climate change as well as being an author.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister:

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Credit: Alex Guibord (Flickr)

While being in offic,e Justin Trudeau has made it clear that Canada is determined to reducing their impact on climate change, according to Canada.ca: “In December of 2020 , the Government of Canada introduced A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy – Canada’s Strengthened climate plan”.

Naftali Bennett, Israeli Prime Minister:

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, Credit: Ralph Alswang (Flickr)

On the 25th of July 2021 the BBC had published an article stating that: “Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century” suggesting that Israel is committed on dealing with the climate emergency.

Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister:

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Credit: Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street (Flickr)

Despite Australia’s plan for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, Scott Morrison had said that their climate change efforts will not be cutting their fossil fuel sector. Australia has received criticism with Scott Morrison responding by saying: “We won’t be lectured by others who do not understand Australia.” according to the BBC.

Emmanuel Macron, French President:

French President, Emmanuel Macron, Credit: Jacques Paquier (Flickr)

Since Emmanuel Macron’s presidency he has been clear that he wants to tackle climate change even if some of his plans have been disruptive to the public, such as, introducing a fuel tax to cut carbon emissions. Yet, he had reversed these plans due to protests, according to The Guardian.

Mario Draghi, Italian Prime Minister:

Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, Credit: Pietro Naj-Oleari (Flickr)

COP26 is in partnership with Italy. Italy has shown some progress in tackling the climate emergency in order to help make the country to be more environmentally friendly. Italy plans on cutting 60% of its carbon emissions by 2030, according to Reuters.

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister:

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Credit: Roger Harris (Flickr)

India has shown their determination by: “achieving their voluntary target of reducing emissions intensity of its GDP by 21% over 2005 levels by 2020”, according to dw.

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo:

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi (left), Credit: Siyabulela Duda (Flickr)

With the Republic of Congo being the 7th country on the list of most trees, according to dgb.news. The world is looking to the Republic of Congo to reduce their deforestation.

Sir David Attenborough, Climate Change Activist:

Sir David Attenborough, Creator: Simone D. McCourtie Credit: World Bank / Simone D. McCourti (Flickr)

Sir David Attenborough is a British broadcaster, climate change activist, natural historian and author. He is very well known for his nature documentaries.


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