COP26 latest: Climate protests go global as activists slam summit as 'failure'

Indigenous people from Brazil speak from the stage during a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.
Indigenous people from Brazil speak from the stage during a demonstration in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Copyright AP Photo
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Today the action does not just unfold in Glasgow but across continents as COP26 climate protests go global. Follow them live on this page.


Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets all over the world on Saturday to call on world leaders to do more to tackle the climate crisis during COP26. 

The global protests came after tens of thousands of young people rallied in Glasgow on Friday to denounce inaction and greenwashing at the global climate summit. 

Organisers said over 250 events were planned around the world, in addition to a digital global rally.

"We are taking to the streets across the world this weekend to push governments from climate inaction to climate justice," said Asad Rehman, a spokesperson for the COP Coalition.

Follow the climate strikes and other COP26 developments live on our blog:

In case you weren't able to follow along yesterday, here are five key takeaways from the summit's Youth Day.

Here is what you need to know as Day 6 wraps up:

  • For the second consecutive day, a climate march is underway in Glasgow where up to 50,000 people of all ages are expected to show up, according to organisers and police. 
  • Climate protests have already taken place today in Australia and throughout Asia, and are in full swing across Europe. 
  • After youth activist Greta Thunberg labelled COP26 a 'failure' on Friday, some warned it was still too early to rush to judgement about the summit


"Activists declaring it dead on arrival makes fossil fuel executives jump for joy," tweeted expert Michael Mann. 

  • Today is Nature Day as the summit turns its focus to issues such as land use and sustainable agriculture. 

  • A coalition of 45 countries pledged "urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming," the UK COP26 presidency has said.

  • Developed countries will start making good on their promise of $100 billion (€86 billion) in annual climate aid to developing nations next year. This is a year earlier than most estimates, US climate envoy John Kerry said.

Additional sources • AP, AFP

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