COP26, where world leaders come together to discuss CO2 emission reduction has officially arrived…. in private jets.
Yes, you read that right.
The event organizers calculated every detail to make it as vegan, sustainable, and ethical as possible. Yet, the event’s much awaited guests nonchalantly landed in Glasgow in the complete comfort of jumbo private jets. FlightRadar24, a flight—tracking website—estimates that in the last 5 days over 182 chartered flights landed into Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh airports.
That’s not all, chartered cargo planes carrying private helicopters and cars to escort the elite to and from the conference were also flown in from across the world.
On average a single one-hour private flight emits two tonnes of carbon emissions— which is 1/4 of the carbon produced by the average European in a whole year.
Perhaps our leaders should take a little trip back to 5th grade science and realize that COP26 is all about lowering every single pound of GHG emissions…