Climate Hypocrisy: COP26 Carbon Emissions Reportedly Double that of the Last Eco Conference

Climate Hypocrisy: COP26 Carbon Emissions Reportedly Double that of the Last Eco Conference


The United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is twice as polluting as the last climate conference, with more than half of the carbon emissions coming from international flights, according to reports.

An initial assessment from the British government on the climate conference it hosted revealed that the event, which closed on Friday, is on course to have contributed to 102,500 tonnes of CO2e emitted into the atmosphere.

The Scotsman revealed on Thursday that this figure is double that of Madrid’s COP25 in 2019, which stood at 51,101 tCO2e, and four times that of Copenhagen’s 2009 COP15, which produced around 26,000 tCO2e of emissions.

The newspaper revealed that 60 per cent of the emissions for the Glasgow conference came from international flights, as world

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