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Cop26 will be ‘rich nations stitch-up’ if poorer countries kept away by Covid

Environmental activists demand delay to Glasgow climate talks if costs and travel restrictions block attendance of those worst-hit

The Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow should be postponed until the government can ensure that the talks won’t be a “rich nations stitch-up”, a diverse coalition of international organisations has said.

With less than two months to go before the talks, the Climate Action Network (CAN), a global alliance of more than 1,500 civil society organisations, is warning that many delegates from the global south will be unable to attend due to vaccine inequity and prohibitive quarantine costs.

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