'Fossil of the Day' awards underway at COP26

AP , Tuesday 2 Nov 2021

Environmentalists have launched their traditional ‘Fossil of the Day’ awards at the U.N. climate conference, with Britain and Australia the first to receive the questionable honor.

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Climate campaigners wearing masks of world leaders enact a Squid Game themed protest stunt with a campaigner wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin, front left, and another wearing a mask of U.S. President Joe Biden, center, on the fringes of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. AP

Climate Action Network, an umbrella group of hundreds of non-governmental organizations, said many observers who had traveled long distances to attend the summit were prevented from reaching meetings because of lengthy lines. When they tried to log on from elsewhere, technical problems prevented them from connecting, CAN said.

It urged the host country to improve organization so civil society groups can participate in the talks.

Australia received the second ``fossil'' for recently approving three new coal projects even as it claimed to be stepping up its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, CAN said.

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