By Alice Chisanga
President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema is among the 190 Heads of States Scheduled to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference also known as COP 26.
World leaders have started arriving in Glasgow ahead of COP 26 Climate Summit which begins tommorow and runs for two weeks until November 12 when it concludes.
This conference is objected to achieve stabilization of green house gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous interference with the climate system.
The unavoidable carbon emissions from Cop 26 will be offset through the parchase of UNFCCC – recognised offsets such as Certified Emission Reduction .
This is the first Cop to achieve validation using the PAS 2060 International standard on carbon neutrality.
And world leaders and national negotiators will discuss what they will do about Climate Change.
The UN has since made Cop 26 a more Sustainable event by encouraging deligates to use active travel such as walking, cycling or public transport where possible.
The event venue will also be 100% powered by renewable energy.
This is said to play a part in reducing energy demand and freeing up low carbon power for other uses.
Cop 26 comes against a background of widespread, rapid and intensifying climate change impacts which are already impacting every region on Earth according to the United Nations.
Notable Presidents attending the Climate Summit includes; US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
The President of China will be absent at the Summit but will talk to world leaders through a video link as confirmed by his Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi Yesterday.
Meanwhile the Zambian President, will apart from the Climate Summit, hold meetings in London with members of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom Policy Makers, Potential Investors and the Euro bond holders.