- Sputnik International, 1920, 04.11.2021
COP26 Climate Summit
The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland is being held from 31 October - 12 November, gathering world leaders from around 200 countries. Politicians are set to craft a strategy on reaching a net-zero emissions level by 2050 and to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Welcome to Scotland, Mr President! Man Exposes Himself to Joe Biden on His Way to COP26, Report Says

© REUTERS / KEVIN LAMARQUEU.S President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in the G20 leaders' summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021.
U.S President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in the G20 leaders' summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.11.2021
World leaders and representatives from almost 200 countries have arrived in Scotland to take part in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), aimed at addressing the issue of climate change. During the almost two-week event, nations will discuss ways of protecting the environment and achieving net zero emissions by mid-century.
US President Joe Biden received more than a warm welcome in the United Kingdom during his attendance of the UN Climate Change Conference. A large man exposed himself to the Democrat while he was travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow, BBC correspondent Jon Sopel wrote, citing a report from the White House Pool.

According to him, the man was taking pictures of the president's motorcade and then at some point bared himself. The location of the incident has not been confirmed.

Like many attendees, Joe Biden has been staying not in Glasgow where the conference is being held, but in the capital Edinburgh. This detail caused a torrent of negative comments on social media, with netizens branding POTUS "hypocritical" for taking a 45-mile ride in a large motorcade.

Agreements at COP26

Major deals have been announced on the sidelines of the climate conference. Over 100 nations pledged to end deforestation by 2030 and help developing countries to restore land damaged by wildfires and agricultural activity.

The United States and the European Union have announced a global partnership to cut methane emissions, a powerful greenhouse gas, which according to the United Nations is responsible for at least a quarter of global warming. Over 100 countries have signed up to the initiative.

"That's going to boost our economies, saving companies money reducing methane leaks, catching methane turning it into new revenue streams, as well as creating good paying union jobs for our workers. It's gonna improve health, reduce asthma, respiratory rate emergencies", Joe Biden said, while unveiling the agreement.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference, which will be held until 13 November, is widely seen as one of the last attempts by the international community to address the issue of climate change. Attendees are discussing ways of achieving net zero emissions by mid-century, which scientists say will limit the increase of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius and prevent extreme weather events that may lead to the collapse of natural ecosystems.
Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere and emissions that are removed from it. Currently, the amount humans add is more than the amount taken away.
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