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Follow live updates after the global pledge to end the use of coal


12:17 pm: “Our leaders do not rule,” Thunberg told the Glasgow march

“Our leaders don’t lead, that’s what leadership looks like,” Thunberg told crowds in Glasgow.

Addressing her comments to the media, she said: “Time and time again, the media does not hold the people in power to account.

12:11 p.m .: Greta Thunberg says COP has become a public relations event

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg speaks at Festival Park as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain on November 1, 2021.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on stage after a strike organized by ‘Fridays For Future’ saw thousands march one mile from Kelvingrove Park to George Park in Glasgow city center.

She told the crowds, “We don’t need more distant non-binding promises… they’ve had decades of blah blah blah and where has that left us?

– Matt Clinch

11:50 am: Kerry believes Paris settlement can be completed in Glasgow

US President Joe Biden and US Climate Advisor John Kerry attend action and solidarity event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021.

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Speaking at COP26, US climate envoy John Kerry said he believed there was a possibility that the regulations established in Paris in 2015 could be completed in Glasgow.

According to Reuters, he also said he spoke to Russia about possible collaboration to reduce methane emissions.

– Matt Clinch

9:52 am: “The change comes from the people”

Protesters marching for climate justice in Glasgow told CNBC why they are participating.

Daniella, 31, told CNBC’s Sam Meredith that she didn’t believe what was happening at COP26 would save humanity or the planet. She said, “Power and change come from people and that’s why I’m here.”

Meanwhile, Emma, ​​52, told CNBC that she is protesting to support her daughter and friends.
Thousands of people are currently marching from Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow to the city center, where Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is expected to address the crowd.

9:37 Greta Thunberg takes part in the climate march in Glasgow

Greta Thunberg joins protesters in the Fridays For Future March on November 5, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Thousands of protesters gathered to demonstrate for climate justice in Glasgow, the Scottish city that hosts COP26.

Organized by Fridays for Future – a movement made famous by teenage activist Greta Thunberg – the march is the largest protest to have taken place outside the summit to date. Thunberg is expected to speak at the event later.

Some attendees told the BBC on Friday that they were angry with world leaders for not taking enough action to limit global warming, with one saying: “We are suffocating”.

– Chloe Taylor

9:08 am: Consumer awareness forces bosses to act on climate change, says Swiss Re CEO

Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler told CNBC he felt “optimistic” at COP26 given the number of companies taking action to limit global warming.

9:01 am: JPMorgan’s Umunna: Climate Change Knows No Borders

Chuka Umunna, Managing Director of JPMorgan and Head of EMEA ESG, spoke with Steve Sedgwick of CNBC at COP26 about the role of the financial services industry in tackling climate change.

7:21 am: Everyone keeps the promises of COP26, says Munich Re CEO

Munich Re CEO Joachim Wenning told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick that key players need to commit to verifiable 5-year goals.

7:19 am: 2% of passive investments are in ESG products, according to Deutsche Boerse

Deutsche Börse board member Stephan Leithner told CNBC that greenwashing is not going away and that different parties have different expectations in tackling climate change.

5:03 am: Biden has “right to criticize” China for not attending COP26, says US Secretary of Energy

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said President Joe Biden’s criticism of China for not showing up at COP26 was fair.

“Is it fair to criticize? Yeah.” she said in an interview with CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick.

China and Russia, two of the world’s biggest polluters, did not send delegations to the summit, but their leaders sent messages to delegates in writing and by video.

Granholm told CNBC: “We believe that clean energy can be an area on which all the major countries agree. It is disappointing, however, that the biggest emitters do not commit to reducing their gas pollution. greenhouse effect.”

– Chloe Taylor

6:45 am: Biden administration pledged to move away from coal: US Energy Secretary Granholm

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm addresses delegates at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told CNBC that US President Biden is committed to the green energy transition although he has not joined an international commitment to phase out coal.

“We are committed to delivering 100% clean electricity by 2035, net zero by 2050 and halving our carbon emissions by 2030,” Granholm told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick at COP26 Friday. “The Biden administration believes we need to move away from fossil fuels and coal.”

She added that the administration believed “build clean” was a critical part of what Biden asked Congress to pass on emissions reductions.

“It means deploying, deploying, deploying the technologies that we already have while we are in this transition, and those technologies include the decarbonization of fossil fuels.”

– Chloe Taylor

6:31 am: Bezos Earth Fund to spend $ 500 million on renewable energy

Bezos Earth Fund President Andrew Steer and IKEA Foundation CEO Per Heggenes spoke to CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick at the summit to discuss the role of philanthropy in tackling climate change.

5:02 am: What is the schedule for Friday?

Friday is Youth and Public Empowerment Day at COP26, and world leaders and business are about to stand aside and let young activists take the stage.

A march organized by the Fridays for Future movement, made famous by teenage activist Greta Thunberg, is scheduled to take place later in the morning.

– Chloe Taylor

5:00 am: Nuclear power can play a bigger role in the green energy transition, according to IAEA

Speaking to Steve Sedgwick of CNBC at COP26, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, discussed the potential of nuclear energy in the transition to green energy.

Watch the video below for more on what he had to say.

4:56 am: 1% of the richest must reduce their carbon footprint by 97% within a decade, according to Oxfam

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By 2030, the carbon footprint of the world’s richest 1% will be 30 times greater than what is needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a new study.

Released on Friday, the study commissioned by Oxfam, carried out by the Institute for European Environmental Policy and the Stockholm Environment Institute, found that while the richest people on the planet are well on their way to To increase their emissions, the poorest half of the world’s population will still emit significantly below the aligned level of 1.5 degrees Celsius in 2030.

According to research, a person in the richest 1% would need to reduce their emissions by around 97% from current levels in order to be aligned with the 1.5 degree Celsius goal.

– Chloe Taylor

4:19 am: UK to overhaul its climate education programs

The UK government has announced plans to introduce a new ‘premier’ curriculum in schools by 2023 to teach children about nature and climate change.

Biodiversity will be increased in schools through measures such as installing bird feeders in the coming years, the education ministry said on Friday.

A new Climate Award will also be launched for young people in the UK to recognize achievements in working to improve the environment.

– Chloe Taylor

3:04 am: What happened at COP26 on Thursday?

Here is a summary of the main developments from Thursday’s climate summit:

British lawmaker Alok Sharma, who serves as COP president, told a press conference that around $ 18 billion has been pledged to help transition from coal to clean energy. He said: “the end of coal is in sight”.

Twenty-eight countries joined an international alliance dedicated to phasing out coal, but the world’s largest burners of fossil fuels – China, the United States and India – were not among them.

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, told CNBC there was reason to be “cautiously optimistic” about the commitments made so far at COP26.

The International Energy Agency said its models showed the world would be on a path to limit global warming to 1.8 degrees Celsius if all commitments made at COP26 were honored. Although the IEA hailed its projection as “excellent,” that would mean that the key Paris Agreement target of keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius has not been met.

Indonesian lawmakers claimed that an agreement they signed on deforestation did not include a commitment to end deforestation by 2030. In a statement on Facebook, Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said declared “to force Indonesia to zero deforestation by 2030 [is] manifestly inappropriate and unfair. “

– Chloe Taylor


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