Buhari’s Air Force Jet, Bezos’ Gulf Stream and Biden’s Air Force One leads over 400 private jets into COP26 meeting.
At the meeting, environmental activists will be urging leaders to cut down on air travels to reduce carbon emissions.
To reach the summit, Biden alone will generate an estimated 2.2million pounds of carbon thanks to a fleet of four planes.
His Marine One and an enormous motorcade, including The Beast, its decoy and numerous SUVs, are also environmental pollutants.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ £48 million Gulf Stream as well as Muhammadu Buhari’s Nigerian Air Force Jet were among over 400-strong parade of private jets that touched down in Glasgow and Edinburgh ahead of today’s COP26 meeting.
On Monday, dignitaries in attendance at the meeting, including Heads of State, scores of royals and dozens of ‘green’ CEOs, will be putting heads together to address the worrying climate change.
Some environmental activists at the COP26 climate conference will be urging leaders to cut down on air travel to reduce carbon emissions.
World leaders at the meeting includes Germany’s Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron of France, UK’s Boris Johnson, Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari and the United States president, Joe Biden.
But the world leaders as well as the CEOs, billionaires and royals in attendance, seems not to be practicing what they are preaching to the world on climate change, judging by the tonnes of carbon dioxide that will be emitted to attend the conference.
To reach the summit, Biden alone will generate an estimated 2.2 million pounds of carbon, thanks to a fleet of four planes, including the Air Force One. His Marine One helicopter and an enormous motorcade, including The Beast, its decoy and numerous SUVs, are also environmental pollutants.
Other jets spotted at the airports include a Bombardier Challenger 605 operated by Malta-based Vista Jet, a Dassault Falcon 7X belonging to the government of Namibia and a Cessna 560XL Citation Excel XLS+, belonging to private jet operator Air Service Liege.
But most the jets that ferried participants for COP26 conference were reportedly rented from private firms, making it hard to find out who was on board.