S.Some of the world’s poorest countries have asked for help with meeting vaccination and quarantine requirements to ensure they can attend next month’s Glasgow global climate change conference.
Around 20 low-income countries like Ethiopia, Haiti and Bangladesh are on the UK red list, which means their delegates must be quarantined in a hotel for up to 10 days before attending the COP 26 talks from October 31 to November can participate 12.
The UK has announced that it will cover the quarantine costs of delegates from Red List countries and has cut the time for vaccinated people from 10 to five days.
The talks aim to encourage greater commitments to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and avert the worst effects of climate change.
“LDC group delegates remain concerned about the logistics of getting to Glasgow,” Bhutan’s Sonam Phuntsho Wangdi, chair of the group of 46 Least Developed Countries (LDC), said in a statement.
“Our countries and our people are among the most severely affected by climate change – we must not be excluded from discussions about how the world is dealing with this crisis, about our lives and our livelihoods.”
It has also said it is handing out Covid vaccines to delegates struggling to get them.
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