Reduction for Boris as Indian PM Narendra Modi declares he WILL come to COP26 summit in Glasgow regardless of Russia and China snub and claims ministers concern it will likely be a ‘damp squib’

  • Boris Johnson is hoping to get local weather change progress on the COP26 summit
  • Vladimir Putin has confirmed he is not going to be attending the gathering in individual
  • China’s Xi Jinping can be not anticipated to come back to the summit in Glasgow
  • India’s Narendra Modi has introduced that he will likely be becoming a member of the UN occasion 

Boris Johnson is respiratory an indication of reduction at present after Indian PM Narendra Modi confirmed he’ll attend the COP26 local weather summit. 

Mr Modi will likely be coming to Glasgow, in a much-needed boon for the UN occasion after it emerged by Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jingping are set to remain away.

Downing Road hailed the information, which brings the variety of confirmed world leaders attending to greater than 120. As one of many largest carbon emitters, India’s involvement is thought to be vital.

However indicators of tension in Cupboard surfaced at present with claims that COP26 president Alok Sharma is ‘raging’ about the best way Mr Johnson has talked up hopes of a significant breakthrough within the battle towards local weather change.

Mr Sharma reportedly fears that the occasion will find yourself wanting like a ‘damp squib’.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Boris Johnson has insisted he is hoping for a 'good' turnout in Glasgow, but pointed to the pandemic as a factor

Boris Johnson has insisted he’s hoping for a ‘good’ turnout in Glasgow, however pointed to the pandemic as an element

The Kremlin said Vladimir Putin (left) will not be attending the gathering in Glasgow at the end of the month. China's Xi Jinping (right) is also not expected to go

The Kremlin mentioned Vladimir Putin (left) is not going to be attending the gathering in Glasgow on the finish of the month. China’s Xi Jinping (proper) can be not anticipated to go

Alok Sharma, the COP26 President, is said to be 'raging' at Boris Johnson for 'ramping up' hopes of a major climate change breakthrough at the summit in Glasgow

Alok Sharma, the COP26 President, is alleged to be ‘raging’ at Boris Johnson for ‘ramping up’ hopes of a significant local weather change breakthrough on the summit in Glasgow

Who’s coming to the COP26 summit? 

Even the Queen has been publicly complaining that she doesn’t know who’s coming to the large UN local weather summit in Glasgow.   


US president Joe Biden

Indian PM Narendra Modi 

Australian PM Scott Morrison

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett 

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

French president Emmanuel Macron 

Italian PM Mario Draghi 

Colombian president Ivan Duque

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven

Swiss President Man Parmelin

South Korean President Moon Jae-in 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


Chinese language president Xi Jinping

Russian president Vladimir Putin 

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida 

Pope Francis 

Welcoming the announcement from Mr Modi, Mr Johnson’s spokesman mentioned: ‘India play an necessary position on this and the Prime Minister has had a lot of conversations with Modi on the significance of local weather change so we look ahead to discussing it with him additional.’ 

Mr Johnson has insisted he’s hoping for a ‘good’ turnout in Glasgow, however pointed to the pandemic as an element. 

The Kremlin mentioned yesterday that Mr Putin is not going to be attending the gathering in Glasgow on the finish of the month, citing the Covid state of affairs. 

He’s anticipated to deal with the convention by video-link. 

It comes after China’s Xi Jinping made clear he’s not desiring to journey to the UN occasion, heightening fears that the summit will fail to make important progress within the struggle towards local weather change.

Though each international locations are anticipated to ship delegations, the presence of nationwide leaders is seen as essential so as to add impetus to the method.

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has additionally not dedicated to attending. 

US President Joe Biden confirmed solely final week that he will likely be there, and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison is coming regardless of preliminary doubts. 

If China doesn’t decide to new motion, the prospect of maintaining world warming to 1.5C may properly be scuppered. The nation is liable for 27 per cent of world carbon emissions.

Even the Queen has been unable to hide her frustration on the obscure visitor listing for COP26. 

Caught on microphone whereas attending the opening of the Welsh parliament in Cardiff final week, the monarch mentioned: ‘Extraordinary is not it… I have been listening to all about Cop… nonetheless do not know who’s coming… no concept.

‘We solely learn about people who find themselves not coming… It is actually irritating after they discuss, however they do not do.’ 

Mr Johnson has repeatedly hailed COP26 as a significant second, saying in September that ‘that is crucial interval I believe now within the historical past of the planet – as a result of COP merely should succeed’. 

However The Solar reported that Mr Sharma is offended at Mr Johnson for reinforcing expectations. 

One minister informed the newspaper: ‘No one has pitched correctly that this isn’t going to be some huge hand of historical past second the place a brand new deal is finished, so it is going to really feel like a humid squib. 

‘Alok is raging. It is obtained fully uncontrolled.’

The intention of the summit is to influence international locations to comply with take motion to limit world warming to nothing greater than 1.5 levels. 

However the minister mentioned the message of ‘hold 1.5 alive’ is ‘incomprehensible’ and many individuals merely have no idea what it means. 

Nevertheless, a COP26 insider defended the message as they mentioned: ‘Communities on the entrance line of local weather change perceive very starkly that maintaining world warming inside 1.5 levels may fairly actually be a matter of life or demise.’  

An ally of Mr Sharma denied that he’s offended on the Prime Minister. 

‘He’s delighted the PM’s private drive, enthusiasm and dedication is absolutely behind COP26,’ they mentioned. 

Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia ‘lobbied UN scientists to water down report on local weather change’ 

Main international locations are trying to place stress on scientists to water down a key United Nations report into local weather change, it has at present been reported.

Nations together with Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Japan are reportedly among the many international locations who’ve requested the UN physique compiling the report back to play down the necessity to transfer quickly away from fossil fuels.

Wealthier nations have additionally reportedly questioned giving extra funding to poor international locations to help the transfer to greener applied sciences.

The claims comes from a leak of paperwork, seen by the BBC, having been shared by Inexperienced Peace’s investigative platform Unearthed.

It has been revealed simply days earlier than the most important COP26 local weather summit on account of be held in Glasgow.

Leaders on the summit will likely be requested to make commitments to decelerate local weather change and hold world warming to 1.5 levels.

Based on the BBC, the paperwork comprise 32,000 submissions made by governments, firms and different events to officers on the Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change (IPCC).

The panel is the UN physique tasked with evaluating the science of local weather change anre within the technique of compiling bringing collectively scientific proof on methods to deal with local weather change.