COP26 RECAP: Greta Thunberg labels summit 'a failure' at panel hosted by Emma Watson | LA Mayor tests Covid positive after attending summit | Nicola Sturgeon defends Scotland's emission targets
Follow along here for all of Thursday’s COP26 updates as day four of world leaders gathering to tackle the climate emergency gets underway.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended the country’s ambitious targets to reduce emissions by 75 per cent by 2030 at an event during COP26.
Chief executive of the committee of climate change Chris Stark said the Scottish Government may have “overcooked its emission reduction targets, particularly the 75 per cent number” in an interview with BBC Scotland last week.
Ms Sturgeon responded saying the targets were “ambitious” but she would much rather be “criticised on being over ambitious than under ambitious.”
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COP26 RECAP: Greta Thunberg labels summit ‘a failure’ at panel hosted by Emma Watson | LA Mayor tests Covid positive after attending summit | Nicola Sturgeon defends Scotland’s emission targets
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticised the climate change summit in Glasgow for being “the most excluding COP ever”.
Countries must not “shift the goalposts” at Cop26 to long-term targets and announcements on forests, finance and coal instead of urgent national action, Ed Miliband has warned.
The shadow business secretary, who is at the summit in Glasgow, said the central issue was closing the huge gap between the action countries were taking this decade and the emissions cuts needed to avoid dangerous warming.
Focusing on other things risked big emitters being “let off the hook”, the former Labour leader said.