Where to park your private jet, according to Glasgow COP26 guide

By Lauren Brownlie

Reporter

Where to park your private jet, according to Glasgow COP26 guide

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TWO airports that cater to private jets are listed on a COP26 guide for participants arriving in the UK. 

The United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12.

And in a guide for participants, which will include more than 100 world leaders, a list of airports in which they should fly into has been set out. 

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This includes Farnborough Airport and Biggin Hill Airport, both in England, which cater exclusively to private jets.

Last week, Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, with a stretched limousine parked at the gates as part of the protest.

The protesters, including a former airline pilot, are raising awareness of the emissions caused by private flights.

Footage posted by the group appears to show activists using wire cutters to break into the grounds through a perimeter fence. 

An Extinction Rebellion spokesman said: “As world leaders gather for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this month, protesters are calling on the world’s super-rich elite of celebrities, oligarchs and business leaders to ditch private flights.

“These private flyers, just 1% of the world’s population, cause half of aviation’s global emissions. Extinction Rebellion is also demanding the Government stops private flights now."

The other airports listed include Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London City Airport, Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Edinburgh Airport, and Glasgow Airport.

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A COP26 spokesperson said: "If we are to deliver for our planet, we need all countries and civil society to bring their ideas and ambition to Glasgow.

"Sustainability is at the core of COP26. The UK will be offsetting all carbon emissions associated with running the event and working closely with sustainability experts to do so.”

The organisers added that they had encouraged all delegates to consider low-carbon travel options and advised on the use of train travel.