Green groups decry COP26 ‘shambles’ as observers locked out

The Straits Times

Environmental groups on Wednesday (Nov 3) slammed the organisers of the COP26 climate summit for preventing thousands of experts from monitoring negotiations, warning their absence could weaken commitments needed to limit global heating.

…”It’s an utter shambles to see civil society locked out of crucial meetings and many not even able to get into the COP venue,” Mohamed Adow, director of Kenya-based think tank Power Shift Africa, told AFP.

“Civil society members from some of the poorest countries in the world were told this would be the most inclusive COP ever so they travelled here to advocate for their communities.

“And now that they are here many are told the only way to access the meeting is via an online platform that barely works,” he said.

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