Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious

Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious

Activists say the presence of the countries most affected by climate crisis is key to pressuring leaders to agree aggressive targets

A third of Pacific small island states and territories do not plan to send any government figures to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The lack of high-level representation of Pacific nations at the meeting has led to fears that the concerns of these countries, which are among those most at risk due to the climate crisis, will not be appropriately represented at the summit.

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