This Week’s Photos From the UN Climate Conference

Last week, the UN’s latest climate agreement marks its fourth annual Climate Conference. Check out the photos of who is on and off the agenda!

All photos by Faiza Merchant.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama meets on the sidelines of a signing ceremony of the flagship agreement for the Heungkyu ecotourism project and the Oliun Project for the enhancement of the Sarasi Lake water quality. Mr. Heungkyu is a brand of outdoor tourism using the spiritual teachings of the Dalai Lama. The Sarasi’s are designated as sacred ecosystems. Together with her co-authors, Danette Brown and David Brown, P.O. Box 12847, P.O. Box 636, Biloxi, MS 39402, have authored over 30 books including “The Awakened Leader: The Dalai Lama’s Quest for Renewal”. The book has been the recipient of several prizes including the Prime Minister’s Environmental Award for the US between 1995 and 2001.

Suzan Lundy

Edelma Huíkhayli, the Women’s Representative on the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), greets Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to the UN Sakhina Nazarova following her opening remarks. Ms. Nazarova took the opportunity to convey to the World Conference on Sustainable Development COP26 the response of the Uzbek government and its president in combating gender inequality and is the only leader of a state to do so.

Ms. Héctor Escalera

The presidents of the Suriname, Guyana, and France – César Ghouklall, K.S. Dassa and Emanuel Macron, respectively, attend a meeting in the Kazakhstani restaurant next to the congress building.

Visitor Sofía Bonilla

Evening scene; actors Fiona Shaw and Sir Philip Green

Hours after the conference ended, WWF reports WWF-UK had successfully secured agreement to adopt a proposal at COP25’s conclusion to agree to phase out subsidies for farm machinery (LCM). WWF estimates that agriculture subsidies contributed around $21.5 billion to the current global economy and $9.4 billion to the UN climate goal in 2017.

Still a bit overcast, but it will not last very long

(Photo by Flickr user Sujei)

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