First look inside COP26 Action Hub ahead of crucial climate summit

Thousands of delegates are converging on Glasgow amid pressure on countries to tackle rising temperatures.

This is the first look inside the Action Zone – including the Action Hub events space – inside the COP26 climate change conference venue in Glasgow.

Located inside the Hydro, the space is an area where delegates can attend a variety of events, such as talk shows, special launches, competitions, games, interactive activities and digital demonstrations.

World leaders, scientists, campaigners, diplomats, journalists are all converging in Scotland this weekend – with one task in hand: saving the world.

The crucial summit comes at a time when countries are under pressure to increase their ambition to tackle the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

The two-week conference is being seen as key to increasing action on cutting emissions to deliver on the pledges in the global Paris Agreement to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C, and try for the safer 1.5C goal.

Tens of thousands of people are already in Glasgow – collecting accreditation and getting Covid tests.

They need all of that to get into the United Nations blue zone inside the Scottish Events Campus, which is now UN territory.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday that staging the event is a “huge honour for Scotland”.

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