COP26 summit is in the final few days of its proceedings and only four days are left for it to be over.
The delegates at the summit have expressed their disappointment and unease about the lack of progress the discussions had made. The summit more than being a negotiating ground became more of a stage to blame each other.
All 4 health secretaries from the UK took a pledge to build climate-resilient health services. This pledge was alongside 46 other countries. Health care services account for 4.6% of the total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
The UK Met Office said that a billion people would be affected by extreme heat stress if the climate crisis raises the global temperature by just 2C.
That includes heating to the point that the human body cannot cool itself by sweating. Even healthy people sitting in the shade will die within six hours.
Along with this Gender equality and indigenous people were the highlights of day 9 of the summit.
Dr Pasang Dolma Sherpa, executive director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development, Nepal drew attention to the role played by Indigenous people.
In protecting 80% of biodiversity although they represent only 6% of the global population. She said Indigenous knowledge systems must be considered on an equal footing with other forms of scientific knowledge.
Indian artist Shilo Shiv Suleman, part of the Fearless Collective, paints a mural depicting indigenous leaders of unrecognized lands.