The annual conference on climate change came to an end after 12 days. This year, its host was the city of Glasgow in Scotland, in the United Kingdom. The COP26 conference is considered crucial for the future of the planet. It opened yesterday in Glasgow and will last for two weeks. The conference was supposed to be held last year, but it was postponed due to Covid 19. As chair of the COP, these negotiations are coordinated by the United Kingdom. The spokesman said that the United Kingdom had heard the views of all parties and that an agreement would be reached by consensus on the final text.
UN Secretary General António Guterres called on the participants in the COP26 climate conference today to "save humanity" from climate change so that people would stop digging "their own graves". Enough with the cruel treatment of biodiversity. Enough killing ourselves with coal. Enough with treating nature as a toilet. Enough burning and drilling and deeper excavations. We are drilling our own graves, the UN chief said.
Instead of continuing to exploit the planet, we should choose to preserve our future and save humanity, he added. Vulnerable countries at the COP26 conference claim that rich countries are resisting their attempts to provide compensation for losses and damage caused by climate change. Poorer countries believe that it is crucial that money for losses and damage be an integral part of this week's negotiations.
Negotiators in Paris in 2015 agreed to address the issue, but no agreement was reached on who should pay for it. Rich countries resist any commitment because they do not want to accept responsibility and the risk of being sued.
Developing countries claim that rich countries are responsible for most of today's consequences of climate change because they started emitting carbon much earlier than the rest of the world.
Le-Ann Roper, the chief negotiator for losses and damage at the Alliance of Small Island States, wants a new financial goal only in the domain of loss and damage.
That would be separated from the already promised 100 billion dollars - which is a goal that the world has already failed to fulfill in 2020 and has been postponed to 2023.
We caught every event that was streaming to the audience for last 12 days, and we had seen many inspiring, useful and awaking speeches by the world leaders and climate change activists. In this video with took three most interesting ones according to Be Happy Work And Travel.
The London portal ranked the speeches of the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Tuvalu, Simon Kofe, and the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as the three most interesting ones. See what the three of them had to say at this summit and what messages they left for the rest of the participants and the whole world in the following video.