Main nations are trying to place strain on scientists to water down a key United Nations report into local weather change, it has right this moment been reported.

Nations together with Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Japan are reportedly among the many nations who’ve requested the UN to minimize the necessity to transfer quickly away from fossil fuels.

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

The claims comes from a leak of paperwork, seen by the BBC, and simply days earlier than the most important COP26 local weather summit because of be held in Glasgow.

Leaders a the summit can be requested to make commitments to decelerate local weather change and maintain world warming to 1.5 levels. 

Based on the BBC, the paperwork include 32,000 submissions made by governments, firms and different events.

They’ve been despatched to a workforce of scientists compiling a UN report aiming to convey collectively scientific proof on the best way to sort out local weather change.

Countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Japan are reportedly among the countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels (pictured: Library image)

Nations together with Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Japan are reportedly among the many nations asking the UN to minimize the necessity to transfer quickly away from fossil fuels (pictured: Library picture)

It comes as Boris Johnson’s huge COP26 second suffered one other blow yesterday as Vladimir Putin confirmed he’s snubbing the summit.

The Kremlin stated the Russian president won’t be attending the gathering in Glasgow on the finish of the month.

It comes after China’s Xi Jinping made clear he’s not aspiring to journey to the UN occasion, heightening fears that the summit will fail to make vital progress within the battle in opposition to local weather change.

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

Mr 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 stated Vladimir Putin (left) won’t be attending the gathering in Glasgow on the finish of the month. China’s Xi Jinping (proper) can also be not anticipated to go

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

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated the Covid scenario was stopping Mr Putin from travelling.

‘He will even not fly to Glasgow, sadly,’ the spokesman stated. ‘We have to work out in what format it will likely be doable to talk through video convention, at what second

‘The problems that can be mentioned in Glasgow proper now kind one of many priorities of our international coverage.’ 

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro have additionally not dedicated to attending. 

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

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 

US President Joe Biden confirmed solely final week that he can 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 retaining world warming to 1.5C may nicely be scuppered. The nation is answerable for 27 per cent of world carbon emissions.

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

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

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

Mr Johnson vowed to make Britain the ‘Qatar of hydrogen’ right this moment as he wooed companies chiefs together with Invoice Gates at a glitzy pre-COP26 summit – urging them to take a position ‘trillions’ in tackling local weather change.

The PM gave a speech and chatted to the Microsoft billionaire on stage on the Science Museum as he requested business leaders to commit funding to decarbonising the world economic system – insisting ‘inexperienced is sweet, inexperienced is correct’.

He stated the UK had a accountability to behave on chopping emissions as ‘we had been the primary to knit the lethal tea cosy of CO2’ – pointing to the ‘huge bets’ the federal government is making on electrical autos and gigafactories for battery manufacturing.

Mr Johnson additionally performed down issues that the looming COP26 summit in Glasgow can be a failure, saying he’s hoping for a ‘good turnout’ of world leaders regardless of anticipated snubs from China and Russia.  

He stated there have been $24trillion represented within the room on the Science Museum convention London. 

‘I can deploy billions – with the approval of the Chancellor, clearly – however you on this room, you possibly can deploy trillions,’ he stated.

‘I need to say to every a type of {dollars}, you might be very welcome to the UK and you’ve got come to the appropriate place on the proper time.’

He stated hydrogen can be a major a part of the answer to changing fossil fuels. ‘To drive a digger or a truck or to hurl an enormous passenger aircraft down a runway, you want what Jeremy Clarkson used to name ”grunt” – I feel there could also be a technical time period for it – however ”grunt”.

‘Hydrogen gives that grunt, so we’re making huge bets on hydrogen, we’re making bets on photo voltaic and hydro, and, sure – in fact – on nuclear as nicely, for our baseload.’  

Queen, 95, ‘continues to be set to host world leaders at Cop26 in Glasgow’ after ‘reluctantly’ cancelling Northern Eire journey 

The Queen continues to be anticipated to satisfy world leaders on the Cop26 local weather change convention in Glasgow regardless of cancelling a visit to Northern Eire after she ‘reluctantly accepted medical recommendation to relaxation for the subsequent few days’.

The 95-year-old monarch – who has been seen utilizing a strolling stick at engagements over the previous week – is alleged to be in good spirits however dissatisfied not to have the ability to perform the two-day journey, which was because of start right this moment.

The Queen has had a busy few days and hosted a serious world funding summit at Windsor Citadel yesterday night. She additionally had engagements final week at the Welsh Senedd in Cardiff and Westminster Abbey in London. 

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was among the guests invited to the Queen's Berkshire home on Wednesday evening

Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates was among the many company invited to the Queen’s Berkshire dwelling on Wednesday night

The Queen is now resting at Windsor Citadel and continues to be anticipated at this stage to host a reception in Scotland on November 1 for the Cop26 convention, though it’s seemingly a view can be taken on this nearer the time.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman stated in an announcement issued shortly after 11am this morning: ‘The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical recommendation to relaxation for the subsequent few days. 

‘Her Majesty is in good spirits and is dissatisfied that she is going to not be capable to go to Northern Eire, the place she had been because of undertake a sequence of engagements right this moment and tomorrow. The Queen sends her warmest good needs to the individuals of Northern Eire, and appears ahead to visiting sooner or later.’

A royal supply stated there was ‘no trigger for warning’ in regards to the Queen’s well being – and her determination is known to not be associated to coronavirus. Her situation has not been revealed.

The Queen is double-vaccinated, having been given her first jab by a family physician at Windsor Citadel on January 9 and her second on the finish of March forward of what was her first public look in 5 months.

Buckingham Palace wouldn’t touch upon whether or not the pinnacle of state had obtained her booster Covid-19 jab, however given her age it’s seemingly she has already had it. 

At the moment’s information follows stories over the weekend in Vainness Truthful that the Queen had been advised to cease ingesting alcohol by royal medical doctors, who had been stated to have suggested her to forgo a drink aside from particular events.  

The Queen carried out 136 engagements in individual or through videolink over 130 days final yr regardless of the pandemic, with solely Princess Anne (148 over 145 days) and Prince Charles (146 over 141 days) finishing extra. 

Prince Charles continued to work today - as he made Mary Berry a Dame Commander during an investiture at Windsor Castle

Prince Charles continued to work right this moment – as he made Mary Berry a Dame Commander throughout an investiture at Windsor Citadel

Yesterday, it was revealed the Queen had turned down the Oldie of the 12 months trophy as a result of she feels she doesn’t meet the standards, believing ‘you might be solely as outdated as you’re feeling’.

The Queen, who’s simply 5 years away from her one centesimal birthday, is because of rejoice her Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne – subsequent yr.

She nonetheless retains a busy diary of occasions and audiences and offers along with her each day purple bins of official papers. 

Since she returned to Windsor from her summer time break at Balmoral, the Queen has carried out 15 engagements, listed within the Court docket Round, together with her audiences, plus a further journey to Ascot.