The Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow has continued, with a markedly more upbeat tone after world leaders issuing stark warnings over the cost of failure for the future of the planet.
Among the initiatives hailed by world leaders was a declaration by 100 countries – including Brazil – to halt and reverse deforestation.
Meanwhile, protests continued outside the Scottish Event Campus in the city as some of the most powerful people in the world gathered inside.
British officials were particularly encouraged by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to slash India’s carbon emissions by 2030, with half its energy set to come from renewable sources.
Meanwhile, scores of countries signed up to a US-EU initiative to cut methane emissions by 30 per cent by the end of the decade.
In other pledges, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos promised $2 billion for land restoration in Africa.
The billionaire announced the funding as he said his flight to space in July had made him realise how fragile the planet was.