• Reading Level 4
Geography | PSHE

Cop26 proves politics is broken, say critics

Activists symbolically set George Square on fire with an art installation of faux flames and smoke ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 28, 2021 © Reuters

Is street protest the answer? Politicians in Glasgow talk about net zero but hardly any have a mandate for serious action, say critics. Why not? Hardly any have tried to get one.

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