1 Nov 2021

COP26: Glasgow summit hears passionate calls for action on climate

Political Editor

Enough of burning and drilling and mining – we are digging our own graves: the warning from the UN chief on the first day of this summit could hardly have been starker.

It was a sentiment echoed by many of those world leaders today, from Boris Johnson to President Biden, all of them pushing home the central message: the time for action is now, or this way lies catastrophe for the whole world.

This as India pledged setting a target to reduce greenhouse emissions to “net zero” but only by 2070.