According to the newspaper, companies such as Sky, Britain’s Natwest, Scottish Power and multinational companies such as Hitachi, Microsoft and GSK have complained of poor regulation and inexperience of officials appointed by the UK government to deal with the companies they will contribute. to finance the conference.
The Guardian quoted an anonymous source, who confirmed that the sponsors sent a letter to the organizers expressing their frustration with the misinformation about the way the event will be held and the places designated to promote themselves.
He said they have had an extra year to prepare for COP26 due to Covid-19, but it seems that this has not been a good time, and everything seems to be getting organized at the last minute.
Although the global organization of conferences on climate change is the responsibility of the United Nations, the government of the host country takes care of the logistics around the event.
In the case of the UK, private sector sponsorship will help cover the security costs, which according to The Guardian will be around 250 million pounds ($343 million).
COP26, which was supposed to take place in 2020 but has been suspended due to the pandemic, will be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.
The climate conference is one of the last opportunities for world leaders, especially representatives of industrialized countries, to take more ambitious goals that would reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
The developed world is also expected to secure the funds needed to help poor countries finance the fight against climate change and its effects.
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