Here are a couple of pieces which I have taken from the G20 and COP26 websites which make interesting reading.
Firstly from G20.
The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet.
The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the respective Heads of State and Government.
In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups and special events are organized throughout the year.
Secondly from COP26.
In the run up to COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change.
More than190 world leaders are expected to arrive in Scotland, together with tens of thousands
of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.
So to sum up, a few days ago in Italy 20 of the world’s leaders together with their government representatives have been having a jolly up in Italy, an event which takes place yearly and having just finished they have then flown to Glasgow to meet up with another 190 world leaders.
They are also bringing with them massive motorcades of ludicrous proportions and tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for another jolly up which will last for another twelve days.
The end result of this shindig of gargantuan proportions involving vast numbers of air flights, massive motorcades, especially of American tank like vehicles to transport the American President will be that those of us who have driven moderately and taken no flights at all will all be told that we have to stop this sort of behaviour as it is leading to global warming and the death of the planet and be forced to purchase vastly overpriced electric cars with no infrastructure to support them.
Perhaps to accuse all these well meaning world leaders of hypocrisy may be going a tad too far, I will leave you, dear reader to decide but I think the well know expression, if you live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones seems to sum it up for me.