Biden meets Bill Gates as American billionaires jet in to COP26 to mingle with royals and world leaders: Mike Bloomberg meets Prince William and Bezos bumps elbows with Boris
The two-week long gathering in Glasglow has brought in world leaders, celebrity CEOs, A-list actors and climate activists to discuss ways reduce the planet’s temperature by 1.5 度数.
Most bold-faced named jetted in from Rome, where they were attending the G20 summit, to talk climate change.
Many have their pet projects, which they are there to promote, and to chat with fellow stars on the sidelines of the climate sessions.
Biden is pushing The First Movers Coalition – a clean energy technology program to combat climate change, a project Gates is supporting. The two men teamed up to promote the project.
‘We need all of us working together. I know you’re tired of hearing that said,’- Biden said at the event. ‘I want to thank all the private sector for their work.’
Gates mingled and posed for photos in front of a race car that appeared to be papier-mâché’d with recycled plastic before the event.
Prince William joined Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, at a reception for his Earthshot Prize winners and finalists.
Prince William arrives for the Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment event at the COP26 summit, stopping to check out a papier-mache’d car
Bill Gates met with President Joe Biden at the climate event
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sat quietly in the back of one Biden speech
拜登总统 (中央) and Bill Gates (右数第二个) helped promote clean technology
William also joined Biden and Johnson at the clean technology event and stopped to check out the papier-mache’d car.
Biden met with William Monday night, laughing with him and putting a hand on his shoulder, during a welcome reception at the popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, a short distance from where the climate summit was being held. 的 剑桥公爵夫人 was also seen arriving at the event along with Prince Charles and Camilla, 康沃尔公爵夫人.
Bezos joined Johnson and Biden at an event on Tuesday to combat deforestation. He chatted with the PM and waved to Biden.
Actor Leonardo 迪卡普里奥 sat quietly in the back of one Biden speech, listening to the president outline his vision for a ‘Build Back Better World.’
迪卡普里奥, unlike his fellow celebrities, appears to have shunned a private jet to get to the climate summit after previous criticism about his heavy carbon footprint.
贝索斯, 与此同时, addressed the climate summit about how going to space made him realise ‘how thin the globe’s atmosphere is’ and said ‘the private sector must also play its part to reduce carbon emissions.’
The Amazon.com founder arrived at the UN climate change summit in his $65 million private jet.
贝索斯, 今年早些时候，他在火箭飞船的第一次载人飞行中进行了一次短途太空旅行, 新谢泼德, pledged $2 billion for land restoration in Africa, 作为贝索斯地球基金的一部分支付.
他告诉代表们: “有人告诉我，从太空看地球会改变你看世界的镜头. 但我没有准备好这会是真的.
‘Looking back at earth from up there, 气氛似乎很稀薄. 世界如此有限又如此脆弱. 现在在这关键的一年, 我们都知道是决定性的十年, 我们都必须站在一起保护我们的世界。’
US politician Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s wealthiest men with a net worth estimated at more than 60 billion US dollars (£46.3 billion), who joined the royal’s ambitious environmental initiative as a global adviser to the Earthshot Prize winners, is hosting today’s event. 图为, 与威廉王子
epa09558982 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ([R) greets Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chairman of Amazon, for the Action on Forests and Land Use session at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) 在格拉斯哥
Jeff Bezos waves to President Biden (没有图片) who was seated further down the stage
President Joe Biden capped off his first day at the COP26 climate conference on Monday with a royal reception, chatting with Prince William
He said that he was ‘honoured’ to pledge $2 billion to restore nature as part of the Bezos Earth Fund’s ‘$10billion commitment to fight climate change, enhance nature, advance environmental justice and economic opportunity’.
在星期天, MailOnline observed at least 52 private jets landing at Glasgow – while estimates put the total number flying in for the conference at 400.
Conservative predictions suggest the fleet of private jets arriving for COP26 will blast out 13,000tonnes of carbon dioxide in total – equivalent to the amount consumed by more than 1,600 Britons in a year.