Speaking at a "people's plenary" meeting Friday, youth, farmers, trade unionists, environmental groups, and disability and gender rights advocates criticized the UN climate change conference in Glasgow for being among the most exclusive negotiations so far.
Every day around noon, the smell of grilled beef and roasted venison wafts through the lines of delegates attending the COP26 climate conference as they queue for lunch. Yet even as hundreds flock to the burgers and venison pasties on offer, some attendees wonder if meat — a big emitter worldwide — should be on the menu.
With previous climate conferences coming under fire for serving unsustainable meals, the organizers of this year's United Nations meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, have highlighted efforts to serve climate-friendly meals. But critics say those measures — and the food itself — aren't enough to emphasize the urgent role food plays in saving the planet.
Over 100 cities, towns, and other regional governments worldwide informally launched a pledge Wednesday to put food at the heart of their climate plans — even as their national counterparts have failed to do the same.
Protesters briefly disrupted traffic outside the main gates to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday to highlight the refusal of Canada and the U.S. to block new oil and gas projects.
City and town leaders from across the country are in discussions about what role they can play in reducing emissions at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Sustainable Cities Conference, which runs Oct. 19 to 21.