COP26 is bustling with activity and representatives from all over the globe. Included here is a sampling of photos to give a small sense of the tremendous diversity of events and displays.
I also attended side events put on by The New York Times Climate Hub. One was titled “Climate Tech Will Be Bigger Than the Internet Revolution” with speaker Aaron Cohen, co-founder and chairman of Therma, a company that combats climate change by eliminating food and energy waste from the global refrigeration system. Cohen suggested educators encourage young people to steer away from careers in media technology, currently one of the largest sectors of the global economy, and toward climate technology. One of the smallest sectors, the climate technology space is occupied by only about 30 companies, with Tesla as the most substantial company.
Another event was hosted by IKEA to celebrate their ongoing climate and circular economy initiatives, as well as launch their “Assembling Our Future” special exhibit.
Welcoming sign at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland
Indigenous representatives attend COP26.
Samantha Power, Administrator of United States Agency for International Development, speaks at COP26.
Polar bear art in the Tuvalu Pavilion at COP26
Negotiations take place at COP26.
IKEA representatives celebrate their ongoing climate initiatives at the "Assembling Our Future" exhibit launch.
The "Reboot the Future" event at The New York Times Climate Hub
Aaron Cohen, co-founder and chairman of Therma, a company that combats climate change by eliminating food and energy waste from the global refrigeration system, speaks at the “Climate Tech Will Be Bigger Than the Internet Revolution” event at The New York Times Climate Hub.
David De Rothschild, British environmentalist and head of Sculpt the Future Foundation, interviews Bruce Parry, Britsh environmentalist and Indigenous rights advocate, at at The New York Times Climate Hub.
Author and artist Oliver Jeffers reads his book The Fate of Fausto at The New York Times Climate Hub.
Domingo Peas Nampichkai of the Achuar nation of Ecuadorian Amazon, Atossa Soltani, founder of Amazon Watch, and Nonette Royo, lawyer and activist, at The New York Times Climate Hub