Bill Gates met President Joe Biden on Tuesday, while Bill Gates was at COP26. The meeting took place as billionaires from America flew into Glasglow for UN Climate Summit.
Jeff Bezos shook hands with Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, while Mike Bloomberg met Prince William at an A-list climate event.
The two-week-long meeting in Glasglow gathered world leaders, celebrities CEOs and A-list actors to discuss ways to lower the planet’s temperatures by 1.5 degrees.
The most bold-faced names flew in from Rome to discuss climate change.
Many people have their own pet projects that they promote and can chat with other stars at the climate sessions.
Biden is pushing The First Movers Coalition — a clean energy program to combat climate changes, which Gates supports. They teamed up to promote this project.
“We need all of our cooperation.” Biden spoke at the event. “I know you are tired of hearing this said,” he said. “I want all the private sector to be thanked for their efforts.”
Gates mingled and posed for photos in front of a race car that appeared to be papier-mâché’d with recycled plastic before the event.
Bloomberg, the former mayor, was joined by Prince William at a reception to honor his Earthshot Prize winners.
Prince William arrives at the Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment conference at the COP26 summit. He stops to inspect a papier-mache car.
Bill Gates met President Joe Biden at a climate event
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sat quietly at the back of one Biden speech
President Biden (center), and Bill Gates, second from right, promoted clean technology.
William joined Johnson and Biden at the clean technology event, and stopped by to inspect the papier-mache car.
Biden met William Monday night and shared laughter with him, while William placed a hand on his shoulders during a welcome reception at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow. This is just a short distance from the climate summit. The Duchess of Cambridge was also seen arriving at the event along with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Johnson and Biden were present at an event Tuesday to combat deforestation. He chatted to the PM and waved to Biden.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sat quietly in the back of one Biden speech, listening to the president outline his vision for a ‘Build Back Better World.’
DiCaprio seems to have avoided a private jet to get there, unlike his celebrity counterparts.
Bezos, meanwhile, addressed the climate summit about how going to space made him realise ‘how thin the globe’s atmosphere is’ and said ‘the private sector must also play its part to reduce carbon emissions.’
The Amazon.com founder arrived in his private $65 million jet to the UN Climate Change Summit.
Bezos, who earlier in the year made a brief journey to space in the first crewed-flight of his rocket ship New Shepard in space, has pledged $2 billion for land rehabilitation in Africa as part of the Bezos Earth Fund.
He told delegates: ‘I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens through which you see the world. I didn’t know how true that would be.
“Looking down at the earth from high up, the atmosphere seems so thin. The world is so fragile and finite. This is a critical year. We all know that the decisive decade is coming. We must all come together to save our world.
US politician Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s wealthiest men with a net worth estimated at more than 60 billion US dollars (£46.3 billion), who joined the royal’s ambitious environmental initiative as a global adviser to the Earthshot Prize winners, is hosting today’s event. Pictured with Prince William
epa09558982 Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, greets Jeff Bezos (founder and executive chairman of Amazon) at the Action on Forests and Land Use session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
Jeff Bezos waves at President Biden (not photographed), who was seated further down on the stage
President Joe Biden capped his first day at COP26 with a royal reception. He sat down with Prince William and had a great time.
He stated that he was honored to pledge $2 billion to help restore nature as part the Bezos Earth Fund’s ‘$10billion commitment for climate change, enhance nature and advance environmental justice, economic opportunity, and fight climate change’.
MailOnline saw at least 52 private planes land at Glasgow on Sunday. Estimates put the total number of aircraft flying in for the conference at 400.
Conservative forecasts predict that the fleet private jets arriving to COP26 will emit 13,000tonnes total carbon dioxide – equal to the amount consumed annually by more than 1,600 Britons.