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COP26

Special Coverage of COP26
31 October-12 November 2021 | Glasgow, UK

Amidst a background of rising concern surrounding the impact that man-made climate change is having on the planet, this year’s UN climate conference, COP26, has a particular urgency.
 

This year, the eyes of the world will be on the politicians, Heads of State, and the tens of thousands of businesses, activists, and citizens, who are gathering in the Scottish city of Glasgow to reach agreement on how to tackle a global crisis that many see as an existential threat.

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PODCAST: Engaged, empowered, and angry – youth day at COP26

The anger of climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of the leading voices of the demonstrations in Glasgow City Centre on Friday, threatened to drown out the events taking place within the COP26 conference centre.

Yet, there were many youth voices inside, engaging with government leaders, the UN and others. On today’s episode of The Lid Is On, Conor Lennon was at the venue, whilst Laura Quinones stayed in town to follow the protests.

Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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