‘Still on the road to hell’: what the newspapers say about Cop26 | Cop26

After days of painful quarreling, the Cop26 Summit finally delivered a watered down climate deal on Saturday night. While some activists were firmly unimpressed by the outcome, Sunday’s articles made verdicts ranging from “Continuing on the road to hell” to a bloodier “Climate deal for the world”.

The story found its way to most front pages. The Observer splashed on Boris Johnson offering to help Jennifer Arcuri’s business, with a smaller story on Cop26 reporting that a deal was struck after a last-minute drama.

The Independent devoted the entire front page to the story, headlining British Prime Minister Alok Sharma, chairman of the summit, to apologize for the softened agreement reached after pressure from India and China.

The Sunday Times also emphasized the role of India and China in shaping the agreement.

The Telegraph also went with Sharma apologizing for the coal “climb”, but put it far off the front, under Liz Truss telling Vladimir Putin to stop the migrating line on Poland’s border and main picture of England again defeating Australia in rugby. .

The Scottish edition of the Post had the most positive consideration, saluting a “climate deal for the world”, which it described as the most “ambitious ever seen”.

On the contrary, Scotland on Sunday did not leave its readers wondering about their feelings about the outcome of the summit, clapping with “Make no mistake, we are still on the road to hell”.

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