(SCOTLAND) LATEST: An American man believed to have faked his own death is facing extradition after being arrested in hospital in Glasgow #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.17: Police Scotland said he was detained under an international arrest warrant: Authorities in the US have confirmed that Mr Rossi was also known as Nicholas Alahverdian in the state of Rhode Island where he was involved in local politics and was a critic of the state’s child welfare system: Police tracked the fugitive to Scotland where he was on a ventilator at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC Scotland News Report: US man who faked death found alive in Glasgow: Nicholas Rossi, 34, was wanted by Interpol and faces a charge of rape in Utah in the United States: He was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in December with Covid-19 – where he used the alias Arthur Knight:

Nicholas Alahverdian
Nicholas Rossi campaigned on children’s rights and appeared on TV in the US

Mr Rossi told US media in December 2019 that he had late-stage non-Hodgkin lymphoma and had weeks to live. Several outlets reported that he had died in February 2020.

A memorial posted online declared him a “warrior that fought on the front lines for two decades” for children’s rights and said his ashes had been scattered at sea.

Mr Rossi is believed to have been traced to the intensive care unit at the QEUH in Glasgow where he was on a ventilator. Medical staff were unaware he was on Interpol’s red list. 

He was arrested at the hospital by Police Scotland on 13 December on behalf of colleagues in Utah.

Legal documents show that Nicholas Rossi used a number of aliases

The Crown Office said he appeared by video link from the hospital in relation to extradition proceedings to the US.

Utah’s county attorney confirmed he was known in the state as Nicholas Rossi. Court records showed that Utah officials were looking for him for an alleged rape. 

When he was arrested in Glasgow he was on the run from authorities in several US states.

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The online memorial for Nicholas Alahverdian described him as a “warrior”

Investigations by other agencies have recognised him as Nicholas Alahverdian, Nicholas Alahverdian Rossi, Nicholas Edward Rossi, Nicholas Alahverdian-Rossi, Nick Alan, Nicholas Brown, Arthur Brown and Arthur Knight.

The FBI also had a warrant for his arrest on charges of defrauding his foster father by taking out credit cards in his name and running up debts of more than $200,000. 

The Providence Journal reported on Friday that in December 2019, weeks before Mr Rossi told reporters he had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a Utah investigator contacted the FBI with information on his location. 

Rhode Island child welfare reform advocate and author Nicholas Alahverdian died over the weekend his family announced.
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The Utah charges had come from an initiative to review historical sex assault cases where DNA evidence kits had not been tested.

Nicholas Rossi was the suspect in a case in 2008. It had been closed by the lead detective without being referred to the Utah County Attorney’s Office for screening. 

In 2018 the DNA review connected him to another sexual assault case in Ohio. Investigators believed Mr Rossi had left the US and had led state legislators in other states to believe he was dead.

The Utah county attorney’s office is now working with federal and international agencies to extradite Mr Rossi back to Utah. 

Utah County Attorney Office

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt said inter-agency investigations had led to the arrest

Utah county attorney, David Leavitt, told BBC Scotland: “We will now have to go through the process of proving in a Scottish court that Arthur Knight is Nicholas Rossi. That will be a process that will take some time but it’s one we will willingly go through because our victim in Utah has been suffering now for all these 13 years.

“I have no idea what he was doing in Scotland prior to lying in a hospital bed with Covid.”

He added: “Our office is grateful for the significant inter-agency collaboration of law enforcement to bring this suspect to justice. 

“We credit Utah’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grant funded through the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Assistance as playing a significant role in testing backlogged kits and ultimately identifying the suspect.” 

Mr Leavitt is also encouraging other potential victims of a crime by Mr Rossi to come forward.

‘It’s an unbelievable story’

Tim White, reporter for CBS, says: ‘It wasn’t the cops that caught him, it was Covid’

CBS investigative reporter on Rhode Island, Tim White, told BBC Scotland: “Everyone was stunned when news broke that he was alive in Scotland. 

“It’s an unbelievable story. People are now coming out of the woodwork, talking about their experiences and reflecting on their interactions with him. 

“Investigators are painting a picture of a pathological liar. He has nearly a dozen aliases.

“Police say he has changed his story multiple times, he has changed his identity multiple times. Cops tried to get him. It wasn’t the cops that caught him though. It was Covid.”

Mr White said that in 2020 a woman claiming to be Nicholas Alahverdian’s wife rang several media outlets and said he had died of cancer and urged them to write an obituary.

Mass arranged

However, the reporter from his organisation was suspicious as lots of things did not add up and a decision was made not to publish the obituary, despite repeated emails and phone calls from the woman claiming to be his wife.

“We later learned that the state police and FBI were looking into whether he was alive or not,” Mr White said.

He said a memorial mass had been arranged at a Catholic church following Mr Alahverdian’s “death”.

“The priest was putting all the pieces in place and then his phone rang,” Mr White said. “It was a detective from the Rhode Island state police who told him ‘don’t put that mass on, we think he’s alive so this would be a complete fraud of a memorial service’.

“That was a really telling and wild moment. It really was the first time reporters realised that investigators had serious questions about the story of his death.”

Police Scotland confirmed that Mr Rossi was arrested in Glasgow on 13 December in connection with an international arrest warrant. 

A spokesman said: “A report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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(SCOTLAND) Glasgow CID Report: Police investigating the attempted murder of 16-year-old in the city #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.09: The incident took place around 10.30pm near to Kyleakin Road and is being treated as an attempted murder. The youth was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition: Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry.

#AceDailyNews Glasgow Police UPDATE Report: Detectives in Glasgow are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was found with serious injuries in the Kilmuir Crescent area last night (Friday, 7 January).

Detective Sergeant Nicol McPherson, from Greater Glasgow CID, said:

” We’re appealing to anyone who was in the Kilmuir Crescent area around the time of the incident and has any information to please come forward.

“We are also keen to hear from any motorists with potential dashcam footage of the area or individuals with private CCTV, as this could prove useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 3579 of 7 January. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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(KENYA) #COPOUT Report: Rubble, bare earth and tree stumps mark the route of a super highway under construction in capital, Nairobi, upsetting environmentalists – especially in the wake of the Glasgow summit #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.28: Rows of mainly indigenous trees that once lined the route of the new four-lane 27km (16-mile) Nairobi Expressway have been felled as construction nears completion.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC Africa News Report: Kenya tree felling sparks anger that even Ornamental palm trees – some of them planted soon after independence from British colonial rule in the 1960s – have not been spared either.

By Emmanuel Onyango
BBC News, Nairobi

An uprooted ornamental palm tree in Nairobi, Kenya
Decades-old ornamental palm trees are among those uprooted

Last year a century-old fig tree targeted for removal was saved by the president after a public outcry – but campaigners’ voices about the hundreds of others have been drowned out.

This old fig tree was spared the axe after a campaign to save it

Elizabeth Wathuti, from the Green Generation Initiative, who earlier this month was among those rallying world leaders in Glasgow to reduce the impact of climate change, is devastated by the destruction in the heart of one of the city’s main thoroughfares.

“We previously geographically mapped out 200 trees marked for felling along Kenyatta Avenue alone. It’s a sorry state of affairs,” she told the BBC.

The devastation has already seen flocks of marabou storks and other birds that perched and nested on the trees migrate to tall buildings in the city centre.

Suspension order ignored

The Chinese-financed highway, some of which is elevated, will link the main airport in the east to western suburbs. It is intended to make it easier to cross the city and free other roads from Nairobi’s notorious traffic jams.

Before the $550m (£410m) project started last year, an official environmental impact report said that more than 4,000 young and mature trees would be cut down.

It also flagged its “major negative impact” on air and water quality during construction.

Many marabou storks nest on trees in the city

In response government officials said the Chinese contractor building it would plant trees elsewhere – five for every one felled.

But this will not be in Nairobi – and environmentalists fear such promises may not be kept.

Nature Kenya’s Paul Gacheru points out that little account is taken of how old the trees being felled are – and the time it took to grow them. 

“They are doing beautification. They are putting some grass, some flowers. But the value of those flowers versus the tress that have been cut cannot be equal,” said Mr Gacheru.

Ms Wathuti agrees: “The developers say: ‘It’s OK. We’ll just plant new trees somewhere else.’ But this is not OK and we know in our hearts that this is not OK. Every tree in the city counts and every tree in the city must live.”

BBC/Peter Njoroge

Tree stumps can be seen all along the route

This distrust has been fuelled after it came out that a section of the highway was to encroach into the city centre’s Uhuru Park.

This iconic green space was saved in the 1990s by environmentalists, led by the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, thwarting the then-ruling party’s plan to build its huge HQ and shopping complex there.

The highway’s design has subsequently been tweaked – but a coalition of environmental organisations, including Green Generation Initiative and Nature Kenya, went to court in June 2020 to stop the project, arguing that it had gone ahead without public consultation.

Yet construction and the chopping down of tress has continued, despite the law requiring a suspension of works pending the environment court’s decision.

According to Mark Odaga, from Natural Justice – which is also part of the coalition, the problem comes down to details.

The report approving the project gave little away about how the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) would deal with the environmental impact before, during and after construction.

“A public consultation would require them to give us that information,” Mr Odaga told the BBC.

Activist shot dead

Nairobi straddles forests to the west and savannah grasslands to the east, with three rivers running through it. 

It is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun”, but its green spaces are being eaten up everywhere by commercial and infrastructural developments – it is not just the Nairobi Expressway to blame.

BBC/Peter Njoroge

It is the government’s lack of consultation about big projects that upsets people

To the north and east, huge bypasses are being built that are spewing out red dust and rocks in already congested neighbourhoods. 

To the south, a high-speed railway has been built through a national park, which activists say poses a threat to wildlife. 

Trees lining roads in the suburbs have also been cut down to create space for giant billboards. 

Without warning, Nairobi’s Uhuru Park and Central Park were recently closed for three months – officially to be spruced up.

This has sparked consternation as photos have since emerged of building work going on there. Last year, Uhuru Gardens was similarly shut without warning – the authorities then explained it was to create a memorial area for independence heroes.

But again it is the lack of consultation that angers many residents.

And the odds are stacked against conservationists.

In July, prominent environmental activist Joannah Stutchbury was shot dead near her home in Nairobi.

The 67-year-old had been getting death threats for campaigning against the destruction of Kiambu Forest by developers eyeing the prime site on the outskirts of the city.

Critics say the government is barrelling ahead with the Nairobi Expressway because President Uhuru Kenyatta wants it finished before he leaves office – it is seen as his legacy project.

BBC/Peter Njoroge

It is unlikely that Nairobi’s famous matatus will be able to afford the toll to use the elevated highway

The CRBC has said it will open six months ahead of schedule in time for the elections next August.

But doubts too have been cast over whether the highway will really ease congestion in the city as motorists will have to pay a toll to use it. Some see it as a road for the rich in a city where most people use matatu minibuses to travel.

Ms Wathuti says those in government should rather keep the health of the city in mind when considering their legacy. She says green spaces are the lungs of a city – areas that are also important for the mental health of its residents.

“I’m grieving because by cutting down trees to create more space for roads, we are undermining the children’s and young people’s sense of agency and meaning.”

More on Nairobi’s super highway:

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(WORLDWIDE) #ClimateChange CAT Report: In the first week in Glasgow, we saw a number of governments make big announcements at the Leaders’ segment, along with signing a number of agreements pledging to cut emissions in various sectors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: They certainly kept US busy and now Glasgow is over, and we hope you’ve had a bit of time to recover. We thought we’d send out a summary of the work we’ve done over the past few weeks.

#AceDailyNews CAT’s Glasgow #ClimateChange Summary Report: First, just ahead of COP26, on 28 October we released, with a number of partners, the State of the Climate Action report for 2021, that identifies 40 indicators across key sectors that must transform to address the climate crisis, and assesses how current trends will impact how much work remains to be done by 2030 and 2050 to deliver a zero-carbon world in time.

The news wasn’t great, but there are some areas showing good signs.

There was a buzz of excitement when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would aim for net zero by 2070, along with a new set of targets. We saw China and the US submit their Long Term Strategies (LTS). We rated the US net zero target as “average” and that of China as “poor”.

We got to work and assessed India’s new target. At most, it will only drive minor reductions in real world emissions as the country is already on a pathway to more than meet most of its targets. Without any further details, we couldn’t assess the net zero target, so have rated it “target information incomplete.” . Shortly before COP, we assessed green recovery for India. We identified India’s substantial potential to reduce national emissions through reducing coal use and scaling up renewable energy by 2030 with benefits to its economy and health. However, to achieve this and even further emissions reductions, India would need significant external support.

There were other, last-minute NDC updates, such as that from New Zealand, which managed an extraordinary feat of creative accounting that transformed a 22% reduction by 2030 into 50%, and Australia who refused to increase their 2030 target at all, instead opting for a net zero target that turns out not to reach net zero at all.

Toward the end of the first week of Glasgow, the IEA released it assessment of all net zero targets, arguing that they would bring global warming down to 1.8˚C. But just how real was that assessment?

We set the record straight on Tuesday 9 November when we released our global update, bringing the hype back to reality: without strong near-term 2030 targets, we won’t make it to net zero. Glasgow, we argued, has a credibility gap: if all governments achieved their current 2030 pledges, we’ll get 2.4˚C of warming by 2100, and if nobody did anything more than what they’re doing today (our policies & action pathway), we’re heading to 2.7˚C. 

While yes, we, too, got the 1.8˚C under our “optimistic” scenario, it is indeed just that: highly optimistic, and no reason for complacency. See the full update here. We also wrote an article for The Guardian summarising our findings.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.21: 2021:

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(LONDON) #COP26 Statement Report: PM Boris Johnson says Glasgow #ClimateChange Pact keeps critical 1.5C #GlobalWarming goal alive #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.15: Over the last two weeks, tens of thousands of people from 196 countries have come together in the UK to make history. The ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ reached this evening commits countries to phase down unabated coal, supports a just transition for developing countries and action to tackle loss and damage, and agrees for the first time a common timeframe and methodology for national commitments on emissions reductions.

#AceDailyNews reports that PM Boris Johnson has welcomed the historic #ClimateChange agreement reached at #COP26 in Glasgow as both China & India change wording from PHASE OUT to PHASED DOWN just one WORD …..

  • Prime Minister welcomes historic climate agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow which keeps 1.5C goal alive
  • Global action on coal, cars, cash and trees as well as new net zero commitments secured under UK Presidency
  • PM urges greater action throughout our year of COP26 Presidency to drive down emissions and support countries on the frontline of climate change
  • The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed the landmark agreement adopted at COP26 today, which keeps the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C in reach provided countries continue to take ambitious action over the next decade.

Crucially, countries are also asked to return next year with a more ambitious 2030 emissions reductions target (their Nationally Determined Contribution) in line with the 1.5C target, ensuring we maintain crucial momentum on climate action this decade. The UK will continue to push for greater action on reducing emissions and supporting developing countries with finance and access to new green technology over the next year of our COP Presidency, before Egypt take on the mantle.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

We asked nations to come together for our planet at COP26, and they have answered that call. I want to thank the leaders, negotiators and campaigners who made this pact happen – and the people of Glasgow who welcomed them with open arms.

I also want particularly to thank COP President Alok Sharma who has worked incredibly hard to bring countries together.

There is still a huge amount more to do in the coming years. But today’s agreement is a big step forward and, critically, we have the first ever international agreement to phase down coal and a roadmap to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

I hope that we will look back on COP26 in Glasgow as the beginning of the end of climate change, and I will continue to work tirelessly towards that goal.

The negotiated text agreed this evening comes on the back of a series of pledges and announcements made during the COP26 World Leaders Summit and theme days, which have driven transformative action on coal, cars, cash and trees and mark a shift in the relationship between people and planet.

On coal, 65 countries have now committed to phasing out the use of coal power. All major coal financing countries have committed to end international coal finance by the end of 2021, with $20 billion in funding to support the transition to clean power announced at COP26. There is now more work to be done to ensure all major emitters sign up to phase out coal.

On cars, we worked to build consensus on the pace of the transition to zero emission vehicles. Over 30 countries and some of the world’s largest car makers committed to work together to make all new car sales zero emission globally by 2040, and by 2035 in leading markets, building on the UK’s commitment to end the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

On cash, more public and private finance has been mobilised to support climate action in developing countries than ever before and the global financial system is aligning behind a net zero world. New pledges made at COP26 bring us closer to meeting the $100bn annual climate finance target next year and ensure we will exceed it after that, as well as mobilising billions in private finance and green investment. Governments have committed to double the overall finance for adaptation and better address the threat of loss and damage in climate-vulnerable countries – we will now work with all countries to make good on those pledges.

And on trees, more than 130 leaders, representing over 90% of the world’s forests, pledged at COP26 to end deforestation by 2030, backed by almost £14 billion of public and private funding.

The COP26 Summit follows nearly two years of intensive global climate diplomacy, led by UK COP President Alok Sharma, to listen to the needs of climate-vulnerable countries and push big economies to take greater action on cutting emissions. At least 90% of the global economy is now covered by net zero commitments, up from 30% when the UK took on the COP presidency in 2019, and 154 countries and parties representing 80% of global emissions have submitted NDCS.

The UK will continue to work with other countries to deliver on the Glasgow Climate Pact and drive further action, working closely with Egypt which will take over the COP Presidency in November 2022.

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Report: If you are going to host a world summit on #ClimateChange then it really should attempt to be green as possible but not at this summit #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.13: The UK government says it is committed to making the event “carbon neutral” but a new report suggests its emissions will be more than double those from the previous summit in Madrid……

#AceDailyNews says according to How green was the #COP26 climate summit? ………According to an initial assessment report for the UK government the carbon emissions are expected to reach the equivalent of 102,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide double from previous COP25 in Madrid ……

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A report into the summit shows the UK government purchased “carbon offsets” to support five global projects which reduced emissions in India, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.

More delegates, more emissions

That is similar to the annual emissions from about 10,000 UK households.

The figure for COP26 is double the emissions from the last climate summit in Madrid in 2019.

Some of that could be down to the size of this summit.

The UK government says that, despite the Covid pandemic, the Glasgow COP attracted more than 39,000 participants as opposed to 27,000 in Madrid in 2019.

International flights and private jets

According to the report, about 60% of the COP26 emissions are estimated to have come from international flights. 

In order to avoid emissions from flights, attendees were urged to travel by land where possible.

However many world leaders flew in by private jet, plus there were cargo aircraft which carried helicopters and vehicles for motorcades.

US President Joe Biden’s plane lands in Scotland for the COP26 climate change summit

Aviation analytics company Cirium told the BBC’s Reality Check there was a total of 76 flights involving private jets, or VIP flights, arriving in and around Glasgow in the four days leading up to 1 November.

Powering the venue

The report, prepared for the government by sustainability consultant Arup, says that it is the “preliminary baseline assessment” for COP26 and it does not breakdown the figures for other emissions.

Among the other factors included in the assessment is “energy, water and waste management” at the SEC campus where the summit is being held.

According to the Arup report, a new mains power supply was installed at the SEC to provide power for temporary buildings to avoid the use of generators, except for backup power in certain circumstances.

It said energy supply during the event would also use a renewable energy tariff.

Transportation to and from venues

Electric shuttle buses take to the streets of Glasgow for COP26

Low carbon transport including public transport and low-carbon vehicles were also promoted by COP organisers. 

Delegates to the blue zone were given public transport travel cards and a conference shuttle bus operated during the event using an electric fleet.

Sustainable catering

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Catering staff at the summit aimed to source 80% of food from Scottish suppliers

In the COP venue they took a “low carbon” catering approach which included locally sourced and seasonal menus.

The BBC heard from Lorna Wilson, head of catering at COP26, who said the event had eliminated single-use cups and plastics.

Instead, she said there were nearly 400 water coolers around the site for delegates to use with reusable bottles.

Ms Wilson said staff had been “working towards” a catering strategy of 80% Scottish food, 15% from the rest of the UK and 5% from abroad. 

She said the menu was 40% plant-based and 60% vegetarian overall.

However the inclusion of meat, seafood and dairy on the menu was heavily criticised by the animal and climate justice group Animal Rebellion.

A spokesperson for the group told the Big Issue that the “illogical decision” was like “serving cigarettes at a lung cancer conference”.

How can COP26 be carbon neutral?

If the report says the event is responsible for 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, how can it be carbon neutral?

The UK government says that in order to offset the summit’s carbon it can take on projects that are recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

These include renewable energy projects, reforestation and energy efficiency measures.

The UK government says it will be the first COP to demonstrate carbon neutrality validation through PAS2060 – the internationally recognised standard on carbon neutrality.

The recent three-day G7 summit in Cornwall was certified as “carbon neutral” despite generating an estimated 20,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 SUMMIT REPORT: Released by the UK, it urges countries to strengthen their climate plans by the end of next year and, for the first time, calls for the phasing out of coal and fossil fuel subsidies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: Diplomats from the nearly 200 countries represented at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow will on Wednesday begin to negotiate the text hoping to strike a final deal before the conference comes to a close on Friday.

#AceDailyNews says heres the UPDATED: First draft of #COP26 climate deal is released: The seven-page document is the first version of the agreement that will outline how countries plan to cut emissions and keep global warming below 1.5°C…….This draft text isn’t the end of the story yet in Glasgow but it marks the beginning of the end for the summit.

A delegate sits on a table that has an installation showing the 'Climate Clock' inside the venue of the COP26

The first draft of a COP26 agreement has been published.

Poorer, climate-vulnerable countries have called for other nations to cap warming at 1.5°C – a temperature increase scientists say is just short of calamitous.

The push for more regular reviews of climate plans is seen as necessary because countries’ current 2030 pledges would lead to 2.4°C of warming.

CAT global update: Glasgow has a credibility gap between talk and action. If all govts met their 2030 targets, we would have 2.4˚C of warming in 2100. But right now, current policies put us at 2.7˚C. https://t.co/dkX4jAbo2f
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Earlier in the summit, the world was told that even 2°Cwould be a “death sentence” for island nations.

The draft, which the UN released just before 6 am UK time, also calls on countries to “accelerate the phasing-out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels,” a demand of climate change campaigners.

It also urges developed countries to “urgently scale up” financial support for developing countries, responding to their need to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Loss and damage, one of the key themes from this week, does get a mention in the main text but without many details on how this will be addressed.

The draft ticks all of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s boxes on his pre-COP checklist with mentions of coal, cars, cash and trees. But critics say it is notably light on the last point with financial pledges lacking specifics.

Also conspicuous in their absence are references to a phase-out of fossil fuel beyond just coal.

UNEP director, Inger Anderson has also acknowledged that the commitments in the deal meet the UN’s criteria for success in Glasgow.

This is because the draft secures $100 billion in climate funding for vulnerable nations, half of that going to adaption for the worst impacts of global warming, and includes pledges to half greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Campaigners are concerned

Campaigners are concerned because usually the first draft of a COP deal starts ambitious and is then “watered down” as countries negotiate.

Greenpeace says that this draft is already “exceptionally weak”.

“To keep 1.5 alive, four words must be added: ‘fossil fuels phase out’, and countries must come back next year to close the gap,” says Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.

Negotiators shouldn’t even think about leaving Glasgow until they’ve agreed a deal that meets the moment. 

Because most assuredly, this one does not.
#COP26

(2/2)— Jennifer Morgan (@climatemorgan) November 10, 2021

Edwin Namakanga is a 27-year-old activist from Uganda who arrived on board the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship last week. He has a message for world leaders.

“The result from Glasgow must be the end of new fossil fuels, and there must be proper financial support for countries in the Global South.

“We need solidarity and just transition to renewable energy, because anything less is a death sentence for whole peoples, countries and areas.”

Murray Worthy, campaign leader at Global Witness believes that the “impact of hundreds of fossil fuel lobbyists” at COP26 can be seen in this draft.

“The science is clear – we must start phasing out all fossil fuels, starting now, if we’re to have a hope of limiting warming to 1.5°C.

“Yet this agreement falls spectacularly short – only calling for an accelerated phase-out of coal, and an end to taxpayers bankrolling the fossil fuel industry through subsidies.

“This simply does not match the ambition people all over the world have looked to COP26 for. Nor does it match what is needed to avert the climate crisis the world is currently experiencing.”

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Report: Despite pledges made the world is still nowhere near its goals on limiting global temperature rise, a new analysis shows #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.10: It calculates that the world is heading for 2.4C of warming, far more than the 1.5C limit nations committed to.………………..But the prediction contrasts with optimism at the UN meeting last week, following a series of big announcements that included a vow to stop deforestation.

#AceDailyNews says according to a BBC News Report: By Georgina Rannard: #COP26 World Leaders so far have US on track for 2.4C #GlobalWarming target and has a massive credibility, action and commitment gap”, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT).

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The Glasgow summit is seen as crucial for curbing climate change as #COP26 is expected to finish this week.

The projection comes as the UK’s Met Office warns that a billion people could be affected by fatal heat and humidity if the global average temperature rises by 2C above pre-industrial levels.

The report by Climate Action Tracker looks at promises made by governments before and during COP26. 

It concludes that, in 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions that warm the planet will still be twice as high as necessary for keeping temperature rise below 1.5C degree.

Scientists say that limiting warming to 1.5C will prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change from happening.

The COP summit held in Paris in 2015 laid out a plan for avoiding dangerous climate change which included “pursuing efforts” to keep warming under 1.5C.

But when governments’ actual policies – rather than pledges – are analysed, the world’s projected warming is 2.7C by 2100, suggests Climate Action Tracker. The Tracker is backed by a number of organisations including the prestigious Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

“This new calculation is like a telescope trained on an asteroid heading for Earth. It’s a devastating report that in any sane world would cause governments in Glasgow to immediately set aside their differences and work with uncompromising vigour for a deal to save our common future,” said Greenpeace International’s executive director Jennifer Morgan.

However, the world’s outlook has improved since the Paris climate summit in 2015 when Climate Action Tracker estimated the policies put the planet on track to warm by 3.6C.

Climate Action Tracker blames “stalled momentum” from governments for limited progress towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

It says new promises by the US and China to reach net zero have slightly improved its forecasting on temperature rises. But it concludes that the quality of most government’s plans to limit climate change is very low.

Reaching net zero involves reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible, then balancing out any remaining releases by, for example, planting trees – which remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

More than 140 governments have promised to reach net zero, covering 90% of global emissions.

But Climate Action Tracker says only a handful have plans in place to reach the goal. It analysed the policies of 40 countries and concluded that only a small number are rated “acceptable”, covering a fraction of the world’s emissions.

“If they have no plans as to how to get there, and their 2030 targets are as low as so many of them are, then frankly, these net zero targets are just lip service to real climate action,” said Bill Hare, chief executive of Climate Analytics, one of the groups behind the Tracker.

The main driver of the gap between promises and projections is continued coal and gas production, the organisation concludes.

A false dawn

With one sharp jab, this Climate Action Tracker report has punctured the balloon of optimism that’s been swelling since the start of this conference. 

For days now, a number of observers, including the formerly conservative International Energy Agency, have been pushing a narrative that the new net zero goals from countries like India plus the long list of announcements made here in Glasgow had pushed the prospective temperature rise this century down to 1.8C.

That seemed like huge progress from the 2.7C that the UN Environment Programme had announced at the start of the conference. 

So how has the confusion come about?

The problem comes from the inclusion of long-term pledges to reach net zero emissions by 2050. 

More than 140 countries, covering 90% of global emissions have announced a mid-century-ish carbon neutrality target – China’s is 2060, India’s 2070.

According to the CAT, these goals are giving “false hope”. 

Based on what countries have put on the table for 2030, the world is set to warm by 2.4C by 2100. That picture gets a bit better if you include the US’s and China’s long-term targets, which reduces the temperature to 2.1C.

If every country implemented their long-term net zeroes, then 1.8C could indeed be possible.

But the reality is that, without a serious plan for 2030, most of these longer-term goals will not be realised.

That’s why the real focus for the negotiators here must be on the actions that countries take over the next nine years. 

Any deal agreed here will need to have a strong and credible pathway for the next decade. Otherwise Glasgow will be judged a failure. 

What has been agreed at COP26? 

The summit is still negotiating a deal that all 197 countries will agree on. But a series of side deals were announced last week:

  • More than 100 world leaders promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, including Brazil, home to the Amazon rainforest
  • The US and the EU announced a global partnership to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane by 2030 – reducing methane in the atmosphere seen as one of the best ways to quickly reduce global warming
  • More than 40 countries committed to move away from coal – but the world’s biggest users like China and the US did not sign up
  • Some new pots of money were announced to help developing countries adapt to climate change and deal with the damage and loss it brings – but many say it’s not enough

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.10: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Report: Hundreds protest Indonesia’s reversal on deforestation after their pledge at the UN climate conference on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Environment groups said the government of Indonesia did not appear to be serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions and halting the destruction of its natural resources, which account for a third of the world’s rainforest.

#AceDailyNews says according to an Al Jazeera Report: Environmentalists are opposing an attempt by Indonesia to backpedal on a pledge at the UN climate conference in Glasgow as hundreds of climate activists have taken to the streets in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta as the government appeared to back away from pledges to halt deforestation made at the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

The rally took place on Friday, a day after Indonesia’s environment minister criticised a global plan to end deforestation by 2030 and cut carbon emissions as “unfair” and at odds with the country’s development plans.

Wahyu Perdana, an activist with local environment group WALHI, told the Reuters news agency that Jakarta was “paying lip-service” to tackling climate change while raising production of coal, the dirtiest of the fuels causing global temperatures to rise.

Greenpeace Indonesia’s forestry campaigner Iqbal Damanik said at the protest that Indonesia’s current policies enable deforestation that favours big companies and hurts local communities living off the forests.

Indonesia, the eighth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gas in the world, plans to phase out coal for electricity by 2056, as part of a plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060 or earlier.

An environment ministry spokesperson did not respond to the environmental groups’ criticism.

World leaders gathered in Glasgow this week for talks to secure promises from countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep the rise in the average global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 Fahrenheit).

More than 100 countries on Monday promised to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by the end of 2030, pledging $19bn in public and private funds to invest in protecting and restoring forests.

The joint statement was hailed as a success as it included Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which collectively accounts for 85 percent of the world’s forests.

Adding to the confusion about Indonesia’s position, the country’s vice foreign minister on Thursday denied that zero deforestation by 2030 was even part of the COP26 pledge.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Nov.08: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) Press Release Statement Report: Satellite data will be used to monitor and map heat in locations at greatest risk from climate change in one of two new projects being backed by the UK Space Agency #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.08: Using NCEO land surface temperature data derived from thermal infra-red sensors in space, OS will then help customers understand and identify how the data can be applied effectively…..

#AceDailyNews #COP26 GOVUK Space Data Report: The first project is a collaboration between the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and Ordnance Survey (OS), which will provide meaningful insights for policy-makers to manage the impacts of climate change in hot spots across the UK and beyond.

Helping the earth adapt to challenges of #ClimateChange and will be used to monitor and map heat in locations at greatest risk from #GlobalWarming change in one of two new projects being backed by the

The UK Space Agency is also supporting a prototype Climate Risk Index tool that delivers risk assessments based on satellite and climate data to help the insurance sector provide vital financial products to those at risk from droughts and wildfires.

Both schemes have been unveiled ahead of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s attendance at COP26, the United Nations climate change conference being hosted by the UK in Glasgow. Tim will be visiting the Space4Climate stand where he will answer questions from young people and talk about how space is helping to monitor and tackle climate change.

Beth Greenaway, Head of Earth Observation and Climate at the UK Space Agency, said:

The UK is leading the way in using space to monitor, understand and tackle climate change.

Both of these new projects will provide decision-makers with vital information to help deal with the effects of climate change and improve lives around the world.

The latest UK climate projections show a hot summer like 2018 is likely to occur every other year by 2050, by which time the number of heat-related deaths could more than triple from today’s level in the absence of additional adaptation; from around 2,000 per year to around 7,000.

As many as 1.2 billion people around the world could face heat stress conditions by 2100 if current levels of global warming continue.

The Earth observation data used in the pilot will indicate extreme events and locations that may show greater risk to human health, such as cities where heat stress is a particular concern. By providing easier and better access to insightful evidence through the pilot and through working with the Office for National Statistics, the UK public sector will be able to tackle climate change more effectively with accurate data from space.

Donna Lyndsay, Innovation Lead, Ordnance Survey, said:

By working collaboratively with the UK Space Agency and leading scientists, OS will use its mapping capabilities to identify areas at greatest risk from global warming using satellite data. The outcome will be to share the learnings from accessing the Earth observation data so that governments and businesses in the UK and globally, have the meaningful insights and evidence to support resilience and adaption plans in relation to the climate crisis.

Geospatial data is already supporting how we respond to climate change and contributing towards achieving net-zero. This project demonstrates how collaboration can deliver innovative and actionable solutions to help tackle the climate crisis and ensure we meet our sustainability goals.

Satellite image showing London land surface temperature. Credit: NCEO and University of Leicester
Satellite image showing London land surface temperature. Credit: NCEO and University of Leicester

Dr Darren Ghent, a National Centre for Earth Observation scientist at the University of Leicester, said:

Satellite observations of land surface temperatures, and their change, are increasingly recognised as being able to provide unique and detailed knowledge to better facilitate the understanding of climate change and thus to inform planning and ‘climate-adaptive’ policies to deal with extreme events, such as heatwaves.

The second project will see Telespazio UK, in collaboration with Assimila, developing a pilot of a Climate Risk Index tool, known as CRISP. Using climate data from an ensemble of climate project models, historical reanalysis and Earth Observation data the prototype will focus on two examples – agricultural drought and wildfires – to show insurance companies how to use the data in their own assessments to benefit the finance sector.

The government’s new National Space Strategy pledged to work closely with the financial sector, including identifying the risk of climate change impacts and the UK space sector is keen to lead the way in climate related risk disclosures that impact the financial sector.

Geoff Busswell, Head of Marketing and Sales at Telespazio UK, said:

With the UK set to enforce mandatory reporting on climate-related financial disclosures from April 2022, we need to be prepared and able to deliver clear, reliable, and comprehensive information on the understanding of risk and impacts of climate.

Telespazio in collaboration with Assimila are at the forefront of harnessing the power of Earth Observation data to improve reporting in the financial sector and subsequently enable better informed, climate aware decision-making.

CRISP builds on work by the Space4Climate (S4C) Climate Risk Disclosure task group. The S4C work provides the underlying technical capability to determine climate indices – based on consistent identification of extreme climate events and changes in sea level derived from different long-term data records of Earth Observation and climate re-analysis datasets.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.08: 2021:

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(GLASGOW #COP26 Report: The carbon footprint of the world’s richest 1% is on track to be 30 times higher than what’s needed to limit global warming to 1.5C, a study says #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.06: But emissions of the poorest 50% will continue to be below climate goals: A tiny elite appear to have a free pass to pollute,” says Naftoke Dabi at Oxfam: The charity commissioned the study from the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Institute for European Environmental Policy: Their over-sized emissions are fuelling extreme weather around the world and jeopardising the international goal of limiting global heating.”

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC Population Report: #COP26 emissions of rich nations will put climate goals at risk according to new study: The research, carried out by two European environmental agencies, comes as world leaders meet at the climate conference in Glasgow: A recent study that tracked the air travel of celebrities via their social media accounts found some emitted over a thousand tonnes a year ….

#Ace says #ProfitB4People NOT #PeopleB4Profit again …..

BBC World: By Stephanie Hegarty
Population correspondent

Climate change - flooding in Bangladesh
Flooding in Bangladesh: The world’s poorest 50% will have the lowest carbon footprint, the study says

Climate scientists warn that there is a finite amount of greenhouse gases that we can continue to release into the atmosphere before the planet warms to more than 1.5C from pre-industrial levels. By 2030, they say, we need to only emit as much carbon as the planet can absorb.

If this amount were split evenly and every adult on the planet had a share, by 2030 we could each emit 2.3 tonnes of CO2 every year.

The super-rich – many of whom have multiple homes, private jets and superyachts – emit a lot more than others.

But the global 1% are not just billionaires, or even millionaires – it includes anyone earning over $172,000. 

This study also looked at the world’s richest 10% – anyone earning over $55,000 – and found emissions were still high. The richest 10% will emit nine times more carbon than their share.

Traci Curth’s family has three cars, which she says is normal for most American families

One example of people in the top 10% is the Curths, a family of four in the suburbs of Toledo, Ohio. Traci Curth, her husband and her teenage daughter each drive a car. 

“The suburb I live in, that’s pretty much how everyone gets around,” says Traci.

Toledo has hot summers and cold winters, so the air-conditioning is on when the heating isn’t. The family has a freezer loaded with chicken breasts and mince beef – they eat meat about four or five times a week.

“I would say that’s pretty normal for most American families,” says Traci.

Togonin, an English teacher and environmental educator, doesn’t own a car and goes to work on moped

For English teacher Togonin Severin Togo in Kati, Mali, life is quite different. 

Like 80% of people in the world he doesn’t have a car – he travels to work on his moped. 

“Cars are considered to be for rich people,” he says. 

He gave up meat recently, but before that he ate it just two or three times a week. And – like 90% of people around the world – he’s never been on an aeroplane. 

But he does worry about emissions from people burning waste in his city, where the waste management system is not functional, as well as the inefficient wood and gas burners used for cooking.

Oxfam’s report found that it’s the 40% in the middle doing the most to curb emissions. 

While their carbon footprint rose significantly between 1990 and 2015, it is set to drop, thanks to changes being made at government level in sectors like transport and energy since the Paris climate agreement in 2015. 

But governments need to do more, Oxfam’s Naftoke Dabi says, calling for bans and taxes on “carbon-intensive luxury goods, such as mega-mansions, SUVs or space tourism”.

“They need to tackle the emissions of the richest because they’re hugely responsible for the climate crisis, and it’s the poorest that are paying the highest price,” she says.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.07: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 SUMMIT REPORT: UK pledges over £55m to partner with Pakistan to fight climate change, manage water more sustainably and unlock climate investment #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.05: The UK has announced more than £55m of support to help Pakistan tackle climate change as part of the #COP26 global climate change summit this week.

#AceDailyNews #COP26 Report: The UK has announced more than £55m of support to help Pakistan tackle climate change as part of the COP26 global climate change summit this week…..

As global leaders come together for COP26, this is a critical time for Pakistan. It has been ranked the 8th most vulnerable country to climate change, and by 2100, rising temperatures mean 36% of glaciers along the Hindu Kush & Himalayan range will be gone.

The UK has already achieved notable successes. 90% of the world’s economy is now covered by net zero targets, up from less than 30% when the UK took on the Presidency of COP26. This will help the most vulnerable countries like Pakistan.

The new funding for climate change in Pakistan is split into three parts:

*A 5-year climate resilience programme – worth £38 million – will help Pakistan’s poorest communities to protect themselves from the changing climate;

*A 5-year water governance programme – worth £15 million – will make water use in Pakistan more sustainable and water access fairer;

*An additional £2.5 million to support new ways of attracting much needed climate investment to Pakistan, including on the development of a Nature Performance Bond. On World Environment Day in June alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan the UK committed to this. The British High Commissioner was due to announce the urgently needed new programmes at a high-level reception for climate change stakeholders at the British High Commission in Islamabad this evening (November 4th).

Dr Christian Turner CMG said: “For Pakistan, climate change could be catastrophic. That is why we are working together on trees and finance, and mobilising leading Pakistani businesses. This £55m new funding will ensure Pakistan becomes more resilient to climate impacts, with more sustainable water use and greater access to climate finance, so improving lives and livelihoods.

On COP26, the UK has been working with Pakistan on:

  • A #26For26 campaign to have 26 Pakistani companies commit to halving emissions by 2030 and getting to net zero by 2050. 29 companies have so far signed up;
  • Pakistan successfully joining more than 100 countries to pledge to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.

Even before COP26, the UK had been working closely with Pakistan on climate change, and will provide £7m this year to help the country achieve its climate change objectives. Earlier this year the UK launched a new programme in Lahore to promote cleaner brick production practices which will help improve air quality, reduce smog and fight climate change.

Additional Notes On Announcement:

  1. COP26 is the largest international event of its kind ever to be held in the UK with more than 25,000 delegates arriving in the city of Glasgow, including world leaders, opinion formers and top businesses. It will work to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the impacts of climate change.
  2. On World Environment Day, at an event hosted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the UK, alongside other countries agreed to start a dialogue with Pakistan on the development of a Nature Performance Bond. Today’s announcement is a follow up to this dialogue. Funds to attract climate investment will help structure financing instruments and investment deals, and will include the next stage of work to develop a Nature Performance Bond structure for donors and investors to consider
  3. As hosts of COP26 (co-hosted with Italy), the UK has been driving international action and support to adapt to the effects of climate change, which are already impacting lives, livelihoods and natural habitats across the world. Thirty five countries have joined the Adaptation Action Coalition, and over 2,000 businesses, investors, regions, cities and other non-state actors have joined the Race to Resilience. Over 40 countries and organisations have joined the Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership, committing to make 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.
  4. Climate finance will be key at COP26. To support the transition to net zero, climate resilient economies, getting public and private finance flowing is crucial, especially to emerging markets and developing economies. Under the UK’s COP26 & G7 Presidencies, we have seen clear moves towards this goal. G7 countries have committed new finance towards the $100bn in climate finance goal, including more funding for adaptation. Ends

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.05: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 As 30,000 people flew into Scotland, over the past 48-hours to attend the climate conference, elite attendees chose to ignore the ample commercial services on offer and flew by private jet instead #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.03: Local estimates say upwards of 400 aircraft were used to ferry their human cargo in before taking off again empty and flying around 40 miles to find open space to park for the duration of the event.

#AceDailyNews says according to media reports Glasgow Climate #COP26 Conference Draws 400+ Private Jets in just 48Hrs some flying out with NOT ONE person onboard “Conservative predictions suggest the fleet of private jets arriving will blast out 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in total – equivalent to the amount consumed by more than 1,600 Britons in a year.”

This photograph shows COP26 attendees' jets parked at the Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, on November 1, 2021. - More than 120 world leaders meet in Glasgow in a "last, best hope" to tackle the climate crisis and avert a looming global disaster. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / POOL / AFP) (Photo …
2 Nov 2021BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty

According to the MailOnline, “at least 52 private jets landing at Glasgow – while estimates put the total number flying in for the conference at 400,’ the site reported.

The motorcade of U.S. President Joe Biden stretches into the distance as it makes its way along the M8 motorway from Edinburgh to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. (BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was one of them.: Jeff Bezos speaks during an Action on Forests and Land Use event on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

He reportedly arrived in a $65 million Gulfstream followed by dozens of others, all with passengers eager to discuss the global environment and the lasting damage claimed to be caused by those taking flights around the planet.

Prince Charles is believed to have winged in from the G20 meeting in Rome where he appeared alongside Boris Johnson.

It is thought he flew via RAF Brize Norton, where he may have picked up the Duchess of Cornwall, the Times reports, replicating some of the trips taken by his son over the past few years as he tours the world to warn of impending climate doom.

Are those raindrops that fly private jets, or no? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/J5Q5ykzEQr

— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 1, 2020

A Clarence House spokesman defended the prince’s decision to fly to the climate conference. He said:

His Royal Highness has personally campaigned for a shift towards sustainable aviation fuel and would only undertake travel to Rome when it was agreed that sustainable fuel would be used in the plane. Wherever possible, and recognising the challenges of supply, the intention is that sustainable fuel will increasingly be part of royal travel plans from now on.

Matt Finch, of the Transport and Environment campaign group, pointed to the hypocrisy of it all. He outlined “the average private jet — and we are not talking Air Force One — emits two tonnes of CO2 for every hour in flight. It can’t be stressed enough how bad private jets are for the environment, it is the worst way to travel, by miles.”

Working class Americans do not need lectures about global warming from rich Elites who own PRIVATE JETS! https://t.co/zuxzxd2oWn

— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 28, 2021

Finch then explained how research has found most journeys could easily be completed on scheduled flights. “Private jets are very prestigious but it is difficult to avoid the hypocrisy of using one while claiming to be fighting climate change,” he added.

The Times estimated U.S. President Joe Biden alone will have generated 2.2 million pounds of C02 in reaching the conference.

His expansive entourage consists of a fleet of four planes, as well as his Marine One helicopter and a vast motorcade including The Beast and numerous SUVs.

All are flown ahead of the president so his feet barely touch the ground before he is whisked off to his many appointments.

As for Bezos, the newspaper reported he travelled to Glasgow fresh from celebrating the 66th birthday of Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, on a £2 million-a-week superyacht off the coast of Turkey.

The Microsoft founder was said to have ferried his guests to and from the sprawling vessel by helicopter.

Some 200 nations from around the world have sent delegates to COP26 to discuss how to cut emissions and limit global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5°C.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.03: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Report: PM Boris Johnson announces support for Small Island States with India’s PM Modi

#AceNewsReport – Nov.03: The Prime Minister chaired an event with India’s Prime Minister Modi today to launch the Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) facility, a joint initiative with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). They were joined by Prime Minister Holness of Jamaica, Prime Minister Bainimarama of Fiji, Prime Minister Jugnauth of Mauritius and Prime Minister Morrison of Australia.

#AceDailyNews reports that PM Boris Johnson & PM Modi launch the Infrastructure for Resilient States (IRIS) facility a joint initiative with the coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) & Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) at #COP26

Small island states are uniquely threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. Two Pacific islands are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century, and some communities are already having to relocate.

The new IRIS fund will support small island states to develop resilient, sustainable infrastructure that can withstand climate shocks, protecting lives and livelihoods. The UK will contribute an initial £10 million to the fund, which will provide targeted technical assistance.

The UK is also announcing £40 million in overseas aid funding today for the ‘Small Island Developing State Capacity and Resilience’ (SIDAR) programme, which will support capacity-building for small island states to access funding and technical solutions at scale.

Addressing the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure event this morning, the Prime Minister said:

For some countries and communities at this COP, the transformation that is happening now is not a matter for our children and our grandchildren. This is something that is an existential threat as we sit in Glasgow today.

Last year, 600 bn tonnes of ice melted away in Greenland – all that water has to go somewhere. And it is incredibly cruel that these vulnerable small island states are right in the frontline of the loss and damage that is caused by global warming.

As our friends have said, they have done virtually nothing to cause the problem. They didn’t cause the huge volumes of Co2 to be pumped into the atmosphere. So I would encourage every country that has contributed to pumping Co2 into the air over the last 250 years to join this campaign.

That’s why the $100bn a year commitment is such a crucial part of the UK’s presidency. We have to help people to adapt, we have to mitigate, and we have to bend the curve and stop this remorseless increase in Co2. Because there are people round this room whose vulnerable populations who have done nothing to deserve it will be on the frontline and will suffer catastrophic loss and damage.

Small island states in Paris managed to change the ambition and ensure we didn’t just commit to increasing temperatures to 2 degrees C, but to keep it to 1.5. Because they know what the difference between 2C and 1.5C means, and it’s the difference for many people between life and death. And that’s the reality we have to face.

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Statement Report: PM Boris Johnson addressed the Leaders’ Action on Forests and Land-use event #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.03: Thank you Sir David Attenborough for such a compelling call to action, if I may say a giant redwood of environmental campaigner, and welcome to the first ever COP World Leaders session on forests and land use….

#AceDailyNews reports on PM Boris Johnson’s address to the #COP26 Forests & Land-use event: 2 November 2021:

Something I hope will become a permanent fixture of future summits – because climate change and biodiversity are two sides of the same coin.

We cannot deal with the devastating loss of habitats and species without tackling climate change, and we cannot deal with climate change without protecting our natural environment, and respecting the rights of indigenous people who are its stewards.

So it is central to the ambition of the UK’s COP Presidency that we act now, and end the role of humanity as nature’s conqueror, and instead become nature’s custodian.

And there is no more urgent task in fulfilling this mission than to stop the devastating loss of our forests.

These great teeming ecosystems – these pillared cathedrals of nature – are the lungs of our planet, and their destruction, together with agriculture and other land use change, accounts for almost a quarter of all global emissions.

So if we want to keep that Paris goal of 1.5 degrees in sight and support communities in the front line of climate change we must protect and restore the world’s forests.

And I believe we can do it.

Many in this room have already made bold commitments, including President Widodo, who has introduced a moratorium on forest and peatland exploitation in Indonesia, and President Duque, who has taken fantastic strides in safeguarding the Colombian Amazon, as well as the leaders of the countries of the Congo Basin who are working to protect their precious forests.

And with today’s Glasgow Leaders Declaration, 105 countries responsible for over 85 per cent of the world’s forest estate have now made a landmark commitment to work together to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030. Not just halt, but reverse.

That means more leaders than ever before have now signed up to protect our forests, from countries in the north and the south, with temperate forests and tropical, and including nations like China, Russia, Brazil with some of the largest forest estates in the world.

And what is most significant about this Declaration is not just the range of countries coming together, but also that we are working in partnership with the private sector, with philanthropists, and with indigenous people and local communities to address the economic drivers of deforestation.

And there is an interesting parallels here with our wider efforts on reducing emissions.

For years we made pledges about reducing the use of coal, but what really matters is the rapid development of clean technologies, with private sector investment – and this transformation into unparalleled economic opportunity for growth and job creation.

And so today, we are taking similar steps to make forest conservation not just right for our planet, but right for our economies too.

We know that 80 per cent of tropical deforestation is driven by the global trade in agricultural commodities.

So the UK and Indonesia have brought together countries that produce and consume these goods to agree a roadmap for sustainable trade that can grow our economies whilst reducing pressures on our forests.

And I’m delighted this has now been signed by 28 countries accounting for around three-quarters of global trade in these commodities.

As a result, cocoa farmers in West Africa should receive a better, fairer price for their products in return for protecting their forests.

International trade standards should reward producers who shift their production to more sustainable methods.

And assisted by new technology, supply chains can become ever more transparent, so as consumers we can enjoy guilt free chocolate – I suppose that’s carbon not calorie guilt free – safe in the knowledge we have not contributed to deforestation.

But to unlock the true opportunity of a sustainable food and land use system – worth £4.5 trillion a year by the end of the decade – we also want to mobilise global finance on an unprecedented scale.

In the last decade roughly 40 times more finance flowed into unsustainable land-use practices, than into forest protection and conservation, while agriculture, forests and other land use receives just two per cent of available climate finance.

So as we sign this declaration today, let’s also galvanise a radical shift in public and private finance.

Let’s channel funds towards securing the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, and shift trillions towards supporting sustainable jobs.

So that protecting our forests is not only the right course of action to tackle climate change but also the right path to a better and more prosperous future for us all.

Like the advance of Birnam Wood at the end of Shakespeare’s great Scottish tragedy, let’s work together to not just protect the forest but to ensure that forests return.

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 Summit Report: Afghanistan’s new #Taliban regime urged international donors to resume full support for green projects in the country on Sunday, marking the start #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.01: As such, the new Islamic Emirate will not be represented in Glasgow when world leaders gather on Sunday to renew plans to tackle the global climate crisis……

#AceDailyNews #COP26 says according to The Dawn News report Taliban urge donors to support ‘Green Projects’ in Afghanistan as World powers face Afghan dilemma

The movement seized power in Afghanistan in August after overthrowing the former US-backed regime, but has not yet been recognised by the international community.

But senior Taliban leader Suhail Shaheen said that climate programmes in Afghanistan that had already been approved for UN support should continue.

“Afghanistan has a fragile climate. There is a need for tremendous work,” he said on Twitter.

“Some climate change projects which have already been approved and were funded by Green Climate Fund, UNDP, Afghan Aid, should fully resume work.”

Relief agencies have warned that a drought in Afghanistan, which UN scientists say has been worsened by climate change, could force 22 million into “acute food insecurity”as more than half of Afghans face ‘acute’ food crisis: UN

But the work of international agencies has been disrupted by the change in regime, and international donors are reluctant to work with the group.

Shaheen stressed, however, that the Taliban would be able to ensure the security of teams working in the projects.

“The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is committed to providing security and a safe environment for the work of NGOs and charity organisations,” he tweeted.
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#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Nov.01: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 REPORT: Faith groups making pilgrimages to Glasgow are converging in the city as protests build ahead of the summit #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.31: Thousands of activists are heading to Scotland’s largest city to make their climate change concerns known: Many have walked thousands of miles to join in a procession through the city centre at 14:00: The event is an “opening ceremony” to a series of non-violent protests planned in Glasgow, and around the world, during the United Nations convention.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC Scotland on Saturday afternoon faith groups and pilgrims lead Glasgow #COP26 climate protests before it even begins ….Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Faith, artists and other pilgrimage groups will converge at the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green, where XR Scotland’s “Blue Rebels” will form a guard of honour for the pilgrims.

Faith group marching

The bells at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow will lead a UK-wide toll from 18:00, offering a traditional warning to humanity to “pay heed to the climate crisis”.

Those arriving in the city include Marcha Glasgow, a group of Spanish activists who took a ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth to embark on a 30-day hike to Glasgow.

Camino to COP26 members have walked from London and Bristol to Glasgow in just under two months.

Young Christian Climate Network activists arrived in the city on Saturday after walking 1,200 miles from Cornwall.

Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice arrived in Glasgow from Poland, Sweden and Germany and Pilgrimage for COP26 has walked from Dunbar to Glasgow.

Glasgow-based artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich will be parading the Serpent of Capitalism, a 30m (100ft) sculptural artwork alongside the pilgrimage groups.

‘Spiritual duty of care’

Alex Cochrane, of XR Glasgow, said: “COP26 must end a growing crime against humanity by wealthy governments where the global south are sacrificed to bear the brunt of the global north’s affluent, carbon-intensive lifestyles.

“We welcome the pilgrims of faith – and no faith – who are walking to COP26 to demand governments also walk the walk for the global south.”

Yaz Ashmawi, of XR Pilgrim, said: “Countries around the world are already suffering the consequences of our historic emissions in the west, and small island states like the Maldives will be submerged by rising seas if no immediate action is taken on the climate.

“As people of faith we have a spiritual duty of care to those who are less fortunate than us, so we have been using this walk to raise money for activists in financially disadvantaged countries that are already impacted, to empower them to join this conversation themselves.”

Up to 30,000 people will descend on Scotland’s largest city over a two-week period.

ReutersOcean Rebellion arrived early to stage its “visual performances” ahead of the summit

Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, Scotland’s most senior police officer, said his force would respond “swiftly and robustly” to protesters who tried to disrupt the summit.

He said the force – together with 7,000 officers from other parts of the UK who have been deployed to Scotland to help police COP26 – was “ready for the challenges that lie ahead”. 

Dramatic protests from other groups have already begun in other parts of the city.

Sing The Change brought choirs together in George Square to sing an arrangement of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World. 

Four XR protesters locked themselves to the Memorial Gates at the University of Glasgow on Friday to demand that the establishment adopt the Green New Deal – a climate strategy developed by students and staff at the university.

Getty ImagesOcean Rebellion have been protesting about the harm done to the sea

Ocean Rebellion activists poured “oil” in front of Glasgow’s Cop26 venue in protest ahead of the event.

Andrew Darnton, an Ocean Rebellion activist and climate change researcher, told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme his group had arrived in Glasgow early to get media coverage before the summit began, and had been warmly welcomed by the people of Glasgow. 

They use “striking visual performances”, such as setting fire to their boats or pools of dead mermaids, to convey their message about blue carbon – how the seas store carbon. 

“We are bringing people news about the state of the seas and the degradation of the oceans and pointing out how important that is in relation to getting any kind of meaningful progress on cutting carbon,” Mr Darnton said. “You can’t do that without the seas.”

He added: “We’d like people simply to understand that you won’t fix the climate crisis without attending to the ocean. 

“Bottom trawling of the ocean, stirring up the ocean bed, produces more carbon in a year that the whole of aviation, the whole of flying, because the seas lock up so much carbon for us. They provide most of our breathable oxygen.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.31: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) #COP26 REPORT: Climate Change Sponsors Sky, the summit has 10 other major sponsors, including energy giants Hitachi, National Grid, Scottish Power and SSE, US tech titan Microsoft, and FTSE companies GSK, NatWest, Reckitt, Sainsbury’s and Unilever #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.29: Companies that stumped up millions of pounds to sponsor the Cop26 summit have condemned it as “mismanaged” and “very last minute” in a volley of complaints as next month’s event in Glasgow draws near.

#AceDailyNews says #COP26 SPONSORS line-up in readiness behind the scenes to LOBBY for their cause of putting #ProfitB4People and not #PeopleB4Profit as the 10 major ones provide the most CASH and WANT it to go just one way THEIR’S ….

The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland

Meanwhile The Guardian reports they are complaining about being mismanaged ….

The sponsors, which include some of Britain’s biggest companies, have raised formal complaints blaming “very inexperienced” civil servants for delayed decisions, poor communication and a breakdown in relations between the organisers and firms in the run-up to the landmark talks.

The Guardian understands that a letter to the organisers in May, written by the broadcaster Sky and co-signed by senior leaders from other Cop26 sponsors, raised concerns over plans for the event, followed by another co-signed letter in recent weeks.

The UK is running its Cop26 presidency from within the Cabinet Office, under the leadership of the former business secretary Alok Sharma, who is the Cop26 president, and the businessman Nigel Topping who was appointed the government’s high-level climate action champion last year. Sponsorship is expected to help defray a policing bill estimated to reach up to £250m.

Alongside Sky, the summit has 10 other major sponsors, including energy giants Hitachi, National Grid, Scottish Power and SSE, US tech titan Microsoft, and FTSE companies GSK, NatWest, Reckitt, Sainsbury’s and Unilever. Unilever has denied signing the letter penned by Sky. Other lower tier “partners” include the car maker Jaguar Land Rover and the furniture retailer Ikea.Q&A

What is Cop26?

One source, employed by a Cop26 sponsor, said that “the biggest frustration” was the lack of information about how the event will run, and the role for its key backers, because important questions have gone unanswered and planning decisions have been delayed.

“They had an extra year to prepare for Cop due to Covid, but it doesn’t feel like this time was used to make better progress. Everything feels very last minute,” the source said.

The upcoming climate talks, considered the last chance to put the world on track to meet its climate ambitions, are due to take place in early November after the event was postponed by a year because of the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020.

They have already been thrown into turmoil by suggestions that the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, will skip the event, threatening the chances of a global pact with the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter.

Organisers of Cop26 promised sponsors an “outstanding opportunity” and “unique benefits” in exchange for their support, including a chance to promote their brands at the conference “green zone” exhibition space and the participation of government ministers at their events.

But in multiple emails and official letters the companies have complained to organisers about unmet expectations, and deepening concerns over delays to the green zone plans. They have also raised complaints that ministers have not always been available for their events in the run-up to Cop26, as agreed as part of the sponsor deals.

Other sources have described the “shifting goal posts” and “inertia” plaguing the Cop26 planning as “deeply frustrating”.

Many of the event’s corporate backers regularly take part in high-profile sponsorship deals for big events, and have been left bewildered by the slow progress of the Cop26 events, another source explained.

The source blamed the “very young, very inexperienced” civil servants tasked with planning the event for taking a “top-down public sector approach” that has raised hackles among sponsors.

“It’s clear that many of them have very little experience managing relationships in the private sector, or even experience attending a Cop event,” the source said.

The energy company sponsors – Hitachi, National Grid, Scottish Power and SSE – are understood to be particularly frustrated because they were under the impression that no other energy brands would feature at Cop26. However, the “blue zone”, which is organised by the UN, will include rival brands.

Ministers had been due to release three key documents on Monday on the government’s plans to achieve its net zero target by 2035, but publication has been delayed owing to the murder of the MP Sir David Amess.

The documents reveal a stark split within the cabinet, understood to be between on one side Boris Johnson, the prime minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, and Michael Gove, responsible for improving the UK’s homes, all seeing benefits to strong climate action; and on the other, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, a free-market hawk instinctively opposed to government intervention.

All three papers are now expected to come later in the week, with the government seeking to preserve a show of unity over the publications.

The row over the government’s handling of Cop26 planning has emerged amid public order concerns, with up to 150,000 protesters expected to take to Glasgow’s streets in early November alongside the crucial climate talks, which will require one of the largest policing operations ever undertaken in Britain.

Countries and organisations planning to host events have also said they fear that increased costs will cause problems for developing nations.

Multiple participants told the Guardian earlier this month that the cost of renting Cop26 pavilions – event spaces for hosting workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches during the conference – is considerably higher than it was at Cop25 in Madrid, with some saying it had increased by as much as 30%.

A Cop26 spokesperson said the organisers were “working closely” with sponsors which would increase the value-for-money for taxpayers, and reduce the overall financial cost of Cop26.

A Whitehall veteran of Cop summits said: “It feels like some of these sponsors have forgotten the actual reason we’re in Glasgow. Cop isn’t about branding, it’s about tackling climate change. Keeping 1.5C in reach is the best thing you can do for your bottom line: they would do well to remember this.” 

This article was amended on 18 October 2021 to clarify that the letter written by Sky and co-signed by other sponsors was sent in May, not July, and came before a second letter was sent to organisers by unconfirmed signatories. The subheading was also amended to remove the names of specific Cop26 sponsors.

Guardian Report: Jillian Ambrose/Additional reporting Fiona Harvey

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.29: 2021:

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(GLASGOW) JUST IN: Scottish Police Report: Explosion in ‘Gorse Park, Ayr on Monday evening #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: Around 7.10pm on Monday, 18 October, emergency services were called to a report of an explosion on Gorse Park, Ayr……

#AceDailyNews reports in a Tweet that an explosion at Gorse Park in Ayr: Two adults and two children have been taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock

Four houses have been affected by the explosion.

A number of premises have been evacuated and two local rest centres have been set up to assist.

Emergency services are currently at the scene working with other agencies.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the explosion.

Local road closures are in place and we would advise people to avoid the area at the present time.

Developing report ………….

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(SCOTLAND) Glasgow Police Report: Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 14-year-old boy in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.18: An extensive investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and officers are appealing to members of the public to assist with their enquiries.

#AceDailyNews reports that a murder inquiry has been launched following death of 14-year-old boy in Glasgow on Saturday: Justin McLaughlin was found seriously injured at High Street train station around 3.45pm on Saturday, 16 October, 2021. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later: A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident according to BBC News …..

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Geddes, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team and the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Justin’s family and friends. His family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time, and they are being supported by specialist officers: Although enquiries are at an early stage, what we do know is that an incident took place at High Street train station and we are sure that there will be people who may have witnessed something in the lead up to this: The area would have been busy with members of the public and commuters and we are urging those who have any information, no matter how small, to get in contact with police.”

Detective Inspector Marc Francey, of British Transport Police, said: “This was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, which has seen a boy tragically lose his life: We are working closely with Police Scotland and doing all we can to find those responsible, and I would urge any witnesses, or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, to contact us as soon as possible: We will also be increasing our uniformed patrols in the local area in the coming days to help reassure the travelling public.” …Detectives have set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information.

The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) is a website that gives the public access to a form so they can send information directly to the major incident teams based at the Scottish Crime Campus: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT21S32-PO1

Police Scotland can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 2280 of Saturday, 16 October: BTP can also be contacted by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40quoting reference 394 of 16/10/21: Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.18: 2021:

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