Glasgow climate summit possibly most polluting ever, despite vegetarian haggis | Abroad

The UN summit in Glasgow, according to preliminary estimates, will cause about 102,500 tons of emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, twice as many as were emitted at the Madrid summits in 2019 and Paris in 2015, according to the American newspaper. The average Briton emits about 12.7 tons of CO2 per year, the average resident of Sri Lanka about 1 ton, the newspaper calculates.

One reason for the relatively high emissions is that this climate summit is larger than previous editions. But the British government tells The Washington Post that the way of calculating the emissions this edition also differs from other years. This is because the calculation covers a larger part of the area where the conference is being held than usual.

Because the top lasts longer than expected, the heating must of course continue to blare for a while. The full emissions from the meeting can only be calculated after the summit has ended, the British government reported to the newspaper.

Source: De Telegraaf by

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