Md. Ashraful Islam: Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to Glasgow to attend the COP 27 climate conference. The Russian president’s office, the Kremlin, said in a statement.
According to the BBC, no reason has been given for Putin’s decision. But a Kremlin spokesman said Russia’s “important” priority was climate change.
World leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, for the COP 28 climate conference to be held from October 31 to November 12.
“Unfortunately, Putin is not going to Glasgow,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. But the most important priority in our foreign policy is tackling climate change. ”
Putin did not comment on the president’s announcement. However, speaking at an international energy forum in Moscow on October 13, Putin said the Kovid-19 epidemic was a consideration in his decision to travel somewhere.
“I don’t know if I will be physically present at the COP 28 conference,” he said. But I will definitely take part in it. ”
The Chinese president is also unlikely to attend the Glasgow climate conference. However, Chinese officials have not ruled out a change in the plan.
Earlier in October, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was also hesitant to attend the COP 26 conference. He was criticized for this. Morrison later said he was attending the conference in the face of international pressure.
This is going to be the biggest climate conference in Glasgow after the climate conference in Paris in 2015. About 200 countries have been asked to announce plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Observers at the conference will see how Russia and other fossil fuel-producing countries around the world show willingness to reduce their dependence on this energy.