In Pictures: When Glasgow hosted COP26 and welcomed Presidents, Hollywood stars and activists

Some of the world’s most recognisable figures decended on Glasgow during COP26 in 2021

With news that Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken is attending COP28 in Dubai in December, this is a look back at when Glasgow hosted the climate summit in 2021.

The council-funded trip is expected to cost about £1,660 and will see Councillor Aitken taking part in discussions at the conference between December 3 to 6 as she aims to build relationships developed with other cities so that Glasgow’s legacy of hosting the event is continued.

A council report said: “There are several opportunities for the leader to participate in further discussions at COP28, both as representative of a previous host city and as a recognized voice on the urban dimension of climate action. These activities will again present opportunities for delivering further legacy benefits to the city. ”

Famous faces appeared in Glasgow during the event with the likes of Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, US President Joe Biden and activist Greta Thunberg making appearances in the city.

Here’s a look back to when Glasgow became the climate capital of the world in 2021.

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