Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
30 Oct, 2021 | 9:37 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left for Scotland early on Saturday morning (Oct. 30), to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26.
The COP26 Summit is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference.
The President’s Media Division said the UN Climate Change Conference that brings together countries, to discuss how to tackle climate change, will begin tomorrow in Glasgow, Scotland, and will last until the 12th of November.
The 1st and 2nd of November have been allocated for the World leaders summit: A two-day event welcoming Heads of State and inviting them to put forward their ambitions and proposals towards securing global Net Zero Carbon emissions, keeping the 1.5C temperature increase target within reach, protecting ecosystems and mobilizing finance.
The 197 signatories to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will all be represented in Scotland, along with tens of thousands of negotiators, government officials, businesses, and activists, hoping to see a comprehensive plan drawn up to realize the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and avert the global climate catastrophe.
Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera, State Minister Duminda Dissanayake, Principal Advisor to President Lalith Weeratunga, Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, and Environment Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe have joined the President to attend the COP26.
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