Bennett, ministers head to Glasgow for Climate Conference


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Bennett, ministers head to Glasgow for Climate Conference
Bennett is set to spend two days in Glasgow, at the conference meant to strengthen the 2015 Paris Agreement.
OCTOBER 31, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed on Sunday for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, where there will be delegations from 200 countries. Bennett said he was scheduled to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Scotland, among other leaders. “Israel’s international standing is getting stronger each day,” Bennett said on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion Airport. He did not mention climate change in his brief remarks, despite his destination. Representing a small country whose level of emissions is unlikely to move the needle much on the world’s climate, the government of Israel primarily views the conference as an opportunity to punch above its weight when it comes to technological solutions.