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Invoice Gates mingles at COP26 occasion after toasting his birthday on superyacht with Jeff Bezos


Microsoft founder Invoice Gates was seen mingling with world leaders together with the Prime Minister of India at a ‘clear know-how’ occasion on the Cop26 local weather summit in the present day, simply days after toasting his 66th birthday with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos on his $2million-a-week rental superyacht. 

The US businessman-turned-philanthropist met with Narendra Modi, Israeli premier Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen in the present day and yesterday, through the UN-run convention in Glasgow.

He additionally met President Joe Biden on the sidelines, and may very well be seen grinning as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the pair had agreed to spend £400million in a bid to unravel the ‘issues of low-carbon aviation’ through the Accelerating Clear Power Innovation and Deployment occasion this afternoon. 

Mr Gates and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos have each been branded eco-hypocrites for lecturing the world on the necessity to fight the local weather disaster by lowering carbon footprint – whereas on the identical time reportedly vacationing off the coast of Turkey collectively on Mr Gates’s rental superyacht ‘Lana’. Superyachts emit 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per 12 months, or 19 tons per day.

Mr Bezos, now the richest man on the planet, flew into Glasgow on his $65million Gulf Stream non-public jet on Monday. The Amazon boss – who recurrently lectures the world on local weather change – reached Mr Gates’s boat by helicopter, in keeping with studies. 

It’s unclear when Mr Gates arrived at Cop26, and his technique of transport. Nonetheless, his superyacht was seen on Tuesday anchored off the coast of Mugla, a province in southwestern Turkey. MailOnline has contacted Mr Gates’s representatives for remark.  

Mr Gates – as soon as the richest man on earth who has dropped to fourth on the Forbes Wealthy Record rating with $124billion – transported his birthday visitors by helicopter from his yacht to the Sea Me Seaside membership in Fethiye. The jet gasoline used to energy helicopters emits 21.095 kilos of carbon dioxide per gallon burned, and helicopters journey roughly 10.75 miles per gallon.

Particulars of Mr Gates’s conferences haven’t been absolutely revealed. Nonetheless, the Microsoft founder and Mr Bennett agreed to determine a working group between the State of Israel and the Gates Basis within the space of local weather change innovation, The Occasions of Israel reported. 

‘Israel is named the startup nation, and I feel that it’s time we pivot and channel our nationwide power – which is the power of the folks, the brainpower – to preventing local weather change,’ Mr Bennett instructed Mr Gates throughout their assembly. ‘We’re going to take this as a nationwide mission.’ 

Invoice Gates arriving for the ‘Accelerating Clear Know-how Innovation and Deployment’ occasion at Cop26 in Glasgow

Mr Gates (front, second right) seen standing for a photograph with leaders including US President Joe Biden (front, centre)

Mr Gates (entrance, second proper) seen standing for {a photograph} with leaders together with US President Joe Biden (entrance, centre)

It is unclear when Mr Gates arrived at Cop26, and his method of transport. However, his $2million-a-week rental yacht 'Lana' was seen on Tuesday anchored off the coast of Mugla, a province in southwestern Turkey on the Aegean Sea

It’s unclear when Mr Gates arrived at Cop26, and his technique of transport. Nonetheless, his $2million-a-week rental yacht ‘Lana’ was seen on Tuesday anchored off the coast of Mugla, a province in southwestern Turkey on the Aegean Sea 

Pictured: Jeff Bezos' superyacht, the 'Flying Fox', is seen anchored off the shore of Mugla, Turkey, earlier today. Superyachts emit 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 19 tons per day

Pictured: Jeff Bezos’ superyacht, the ‘Flying Fox’, is seen anchored off the shore of Mugla, Turkey, earlier in the present day. Superyachts emit 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per 12 months, or 19 tons per day

Mr Bezos' Gulf Stream has led a 400-strong parade of private jets into COP26, including scores of royals and dozens of 'green' CEOs - amid an extraordinary traffic jam which forced empty planes to fly 30 miles to find space to park

Mr Bezos’ Gulf Stream has led a 400-strong parade of personal jets into COP26, together with scores of royals and dozens of ‘inexperienced’ CEOs – amid a rare site visitors jam which pressured empty planes to fly 30 miles to search out house to park

Mr Gates shaking hands with Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Israel, at Cop26 on Tuesday

Mr Gates shaking fingers with Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Israel, at Cop26 on Tuesday

Mr Gates meeting with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, at Cop26 on Tuesday

Mr Gates assembly with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, at Cop26 on Tuesday

Mr Gates meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, at Cop26 on Monday

Mr Gates assembly with Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, at Cop26 on Monday

Mr Gates could even be seen grinning as Boris Johnson revealed that he brokered a £400million deal with the UK Prime Minister in a bid to solve the 'problems of low-carbon aviation' at the Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment event on Tuesday afternoon

Mr Gates may even be seen grinning as Boris Johnson revealed that he brokered a £400million cope with the UK Prime Minister in a bid to unravel the ‘issues of low-carbon aviation’ on the Accelerating Clear Power Innovation and Deployment occasion on Tuesday afternoon

Mr Gates arriving for the "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" event

Mr Gates arriving for the ‘Accelerating Clear Know-how Innovation and Deployment’ occasion

Who has Invoice Gates met at Cop26 in Glasgow? 

Microsoft founder Invoice Gates is one in every of many well-known faces attending the Cop26 summit in Glasgow.

The US businessman-turned-philanthropist has lengthy warned concerning the local weather disaster and is more likely to be assembly world leaders to assist creating economies cut back carbon output and ‘go inexperienced’.

Here’s what we find out about his itinerary thus far:

Tuesday, November 2

Mr Gates met with Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, Israeli premier Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and EU Fee President Ursula Von Der Leyen.

Full particulars of their discussions should not obtainable. Nonetheless, Mr Modi’s official Twitter account posted that the 2 males met on the sidelines of the summit ‘to debate methods to additional sustainable improvement and steps to mitigate local weather change’. 

The Occasions of Israel reported Mr Gates and Mr Bennett’s exchanges extra absolutely, saying the pair had agreed to determine a working group between the State of Israel and the Gates Basis within the space of local weather change innovation. 

Monday, November 1 

It isn’t recognized what Mr Gates and Ms Hasina mentioned. Nonetheless, in her tackle to Cop26, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh referred to as on the developed international locations to set formidable targets to chop carbon emissions, and urged the industrialised nations to fulfil their pledge to supply $100billion yearly to assist the poorer nations adapt to and mitigate the hostile impacts of local weather change. 

It’s thought that Mr Gates arrived in Glasgow on Monday, after Mr Bezos’s non-public jet was seen flying into Glasgow. It isn’t confirmed if the Microsoft co-founder flew into Scotland, although his $2million-a-week rental yacht ‘Lana’ was seen on Tuesday anchored off the coast of Mugla, southwestern Turkey.

Friday, October 29

Mr Gates threw a birthday celebration for unique visitors together with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos on his yacht off the coast of Turkey, in keeping with studies.  

Mr Gates reportedly instructed the Israeli premier that ‘my large perception is that we are able to remedy local weather change if we speed up innovation’. Talking about innovation, he added: ‘That’s actually what Israel is understood for, however not a lot within the local weather house. 

‘We have been considering: How can we join up and discover extra people who find themselves doing mitigation kind innovation, extra folks doing adaptation? Given the expertise that you’ve and what we’ve seen within the digital house, how can we unleash extra of that? So I’d like to take that R&D innovation push and work out the place Israel can accomplice with us.’ 

Mr Gates was final seen within the UK assembly the Queen at a reception for worldwide enterprise and funding leaders at Windsor Citadel to mark the World Funding Summit on October 19. Earlier that day, he spoke to the Prime Minister on the Science Museum, the place the UK chief vowed to make Britain the ‘Qatar of hydrogen’ and requested business leaders to commit funding to decarbonising the world economic system – insisting ‘inexperienced is sweet, inexperienced is true’. 

Mr Johnson and Mr Gates introduced that the Breakthrough Power Catalyst will match that £200million funding over 10 years to assist develop the cutting-edge applied sciences.

The Prime Minister stated: ‘It would assist to deliver progressive applied sciences to market globally, whereas constructing new expertise and creating high-quality jobs throughout the UK.’

Mr Gates stated the partnership would ‘speed up the deployment of those important local weather options, serving to to make them extra inexpensive and accessible’.

It comes after Leonardo DiCaprio was revealed as the newest American A-lister and eco-activist to reach in Scotland for Cop26 in the present day, however appeared to have shunned a personal jet to get there after earlier criticism about his heavy carbon footprint.

The megastar, 46, who now describes himself on social media as an ‘actor and environmentalist’, was mobbed as he arrived on the Glasgow SEC Centre at round Noon.

He was swept into the constructing by police and bodyguards simply as President Biden and Mr Johnson appeared collectively at an occasion the place they shared their imaginative and prescient for a ‘Construct Again Higher World’ and the necessity to make investments trillions in preventing local weather change and creating hundreds of thousands of inexperienced jobs.

Carrying sun shades and a sensible go well with with matching masks, Leo, a superb buddy of Greta Thunberg, was flanked by safety by means of large crowds as he entered the convention centre having reportedly flown into Edinburgh by way of London on business planes earlier than heading to Scotland’s largest metropolis yesterday.

This afternoon he headed to the Kew Carbon Backyard on the UN local weather change convention, backing The Royal Botanic Gardens’ marketing campaign to guard the Ebo Forest in Cameroon from logging, which is threatening endangered species, together with its inhabitants of uncommon chimpanzees.

Mr DiCaprio, who is anticipated to talk at numerous fringe occasions on the convention, flew into the UK after he was noticed celebrating Halloween in LA after which holidaying in Hawaii for the week earlier than that.

His choice to shun a personal jet got here after he was referred to as an eco-hypocrite up to now for his use of VIP planes. In 2016 it emerged the Oscar-winner flew 8,000 miles from France to New York and again to simply accept an award on local weather change.

The Wolf of Wall Road actor first popped up final night time at a fringe occasion hosted by environmentalists at The Engine Works venue in Glasgow’s Maryhill district, within the north of town. 

Mr Gates listening during the "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" event at the Cop26

Mr Gates listening through the ‘Accelerating Clear Know-how Innovation and Deployment’ occasion on the Cop26

Mr Gates attending day three of Cop26 in Glasgow

2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference

Mr Gates attending day three of Cop26 in Glasgow. 2021 sees the twenty sixth United Nations Local weather Change Convention

Jeff Bezos sparked a backlash on-line after flying to Glasgow in a personal jet to ship a speech about local weather change 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears on stage in conversation with businessman Bill Gates during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum in London on October 19, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems on stage in dialog with businessman Invoice Gates through the World Funding Summit on the Science Museum in London on October 19, 2021

Mr Gates meeting the Queen during a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit on October 19, 2021

Mr Gates assembly the Queen throughout a reception for worldwide enterprise and funding leaders at Windsor Citadel to mark the World Funding Summit on October 19, 2021

Pictured: A map displaying Mr Bezos’ journeys on Friday in Turkey (bottom-left) and from Turkey to Glasgow on Sunday (primary).  The Blue Origin founder is claimed to have made the 120-mile spherical journey journey by chopper from Gokova to the resort city of Fethiye on Friday. The jet gasoline used to energy helicopters emits 21.095 kilos of carbon dioxide per gallon burned. Since helicopters deplete roughly 10.75 miles per gallon, Bezos’ helicopter emitted some 215 kilos of carbon dioxide into the ambiance. On Sunday, he then flew the roughly 2,000 miles from Gokova

Jeff Bezos is accused of being a local weather hypocrite for lecturing COP26 about slicing emissions and the way going to house made him realise ‘how skinny the globe’s ambiance’ is after flying in on his £48million non-public jet 

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos has been accused of hypocrisy after telling world leaders that going to house made him realise ‘how skinny the globe’s ambiance is’ and ‘the non-public sector should additionally play its half to cut back carbon emissions’.

The billionaire has been criticised by Prince William amongst others for the quantity of fossil gasoline that house exploration consumes – and arrived on the UN local weather change summit in his non-public jet, recent from celebrating Microsoft founder Invoice Gates’ 66th birthday on a superyacht off the coast of Turkey.

Talking in the present day, billionaire Mr Bezos, who earlier this 12 months made a brief journey to house within the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, pledged $2billion for land restoration in Africa, paid as a part of the Bezos Earth Fund.

He instructed delegates: ‘I used to be instructed that seeing the Earth from house modifications the lens by means of which you see the world. However I used to be not ready for the way a lot that will be true.

‘Trying again at earth from up there, the ambiance appears so skinny. The world so finite and so fragile. Now on this important 12 months, and what everyone knows is the decisive decade, we should all stand collectively to guard our world.’

Nadia Whittome, Labour MP for Nottingham East, was amongst Mr Bezos’s critics in the present day, calling him a ‘hypocrite’ and writing: ‘Amazon has a carbon footprint bigger than most international locations.’

Leo posed with Emmy nominated author and producer Paul Goodenough and held a duplicate of his new local weather change e-book: ‘The Most Vital Comedian Ebook on Earth: Tales to Save the World’. Mr Goodenough shared an image of them along with the caption: ‘What a hero’, and instructed his Instagram followers: ‘He was great and we chatted for ages regardless of everybody wanting a bit of him’.

Dozens of world leaders, enterprise chiefs and eco-activists confronted allegations of hypocrisy yesterday for taking non-public jets or home flights to Glasgow whereas telling the remainder of the world to chop their carbon footprint. Culprits included billionaire Mr Bezos, Mr Biden and Mr Johnson.

Hours after telling delegates at Cop26 that the convention ‘can and should mark the start of the tip’ of the local weather change disaster, Mr Johnson admitted he would fly residence to London from Glasgow relatively than journey by rail.  

Prince Charles himself was amongst those that travelled by non-commercial airplane after attending the G20 summit in Rome. Nonetheless, a spokesman for Clarence Home stated the flight made use of ‘sustainable aviation gasoline’.

In addition to taking a whole bunch of carbon-polluting non-public flights since Sunday, VIPs will make the most of electrical automobiles – a lot of which shall be charged by giant mills which belch out nitrogen oxides due to an absence of charging provisions.

Critics stated the transfer confirmed a ‘full lack of preparedness for the wholesale swap away from fossil gasoline vehicles that we require’.  

President Biden addressed the summit claiming the US ‘would lead by the ability of instance’ within the struggle in opposition to local weather change – after driving from Edinburgh to Glasgow in a 20-car motorcade.

Mr Biden arrived in Edinburgh yesterday on Air Power One, and was accompanied by three different planes and the Marine One helicopter.

On touchdown, an infinite motorcade together with ‘the Beast’ presidential car, quite a lot of Vary Rovers and Chevrolet SUVs carried the presidential get together to Glasgow’s Scottish Occasion Campus.

If all of the automobiles are petrol-run, estimates present they may have pumped out 360kg of carbon over the 40-mile journey. It’s estimated the complete journey for the President may generate as much as 2.2million kilos of carbon.

Prince Albert of Monaco and representatives from the Financial institution of America additionally used non-public jets to fly to the convention, whereas the likes of German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron made use of official authorities plane.

It was estimated that as many as 400 non-public jets arrived for the convention. Conservative predictions recommend the fleet would emit 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in whole – equal to the quantity emitted by greater than 1,600 Britons in a 12 months. Many arrived from cities akin to London, Stockholm, Rome and Brussels, that are served by business routes.

Labour’s surroundings spokesman Luke Pollard stated world leaders must be ‘main by instance.’

‘Individuals have sympathy for world leaders flying in from the opposite aspect of the world however these coming domestically must be coming by practice,’ he stated. ‘The concept the Prime Minister will fly residence from Cop26 after flying from London to Cornwall for the G7 smacks of being out-of-touch.

Speaking today, billionaire Mr Bezos, who earlier this year made a short journey to space in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, said he had gained new perspective

Talking in the present day, billionaire Mr Bezos, who earlier this 12 months made a brief journey to house within the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, stated he had gained new perspective

Mr DiCaprio looked dapper in sunglasses, a blue mask, a matching suit and a white suit as he arrived for the two week conference. He is yet to speak publicly in Scotland but is expected to give a speech

Mr DiCaprio appeared dapper in sun shades, a blue masks, an identical go well with and a white go well with as he arrived for the 2 week convention. He’s but to talk publicly in Scotland however is anticipated to present a speech

The actor, who also describes himself as an environmentalist, removed his sunglasses as he was surrounded by security

The actor, who additionally describes himself as an environmentalist, eliminated his sun shades as he was surrounded by safety

Mr DiCaprio hinted that he was going to attend in a series of tweets at the weekend but it was not known when he would show up

Mr DiCaprio hinted that he was going to attend in a sequence of tweets on the weekend nevertheless it was not recognized when he would present up

‘When it comes to Mr Bezos, if you wish to have credibility within the debate, you need to not solely be decarbonising your organization, try to be demonstrating your dedication with your personal actions, particularly if you find yourself one of many richest folks on the planet.’

Greg Archer, UK director of the Transport and Atmosphere marketing campaign group, stated: ‘Enterprise leaders and heads of state flying into the local weather talks on non-public jets illustrates how completely out of contact they’re with public opinion to urgently sort out the local weather emergency.

‘These jets trigger as a lot heating of the planet throughout a three-hour return flight than the typical Brit does in a 12 months.’

Requested why Mr Johnson was not taking the practice, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman stated he confronted ‘important time constraints’.

The spokesman stated the jet utilized by the PM this week produces half the emissions of his regular official airplane, partly due to the usage of ‘sustainable’ jet gasoline. Carbon emissions referring to the flight shall be ‘offset’ by means of schemes akin to tree planting.

The spokesman defended the sight of a whole bunch of personal jets flying in, saying it was vital for leaders to fulfill head to head for such vital talks.





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