In tonight’s top story: The COP26 climate summit is now underway in Glasgow, Scotland, with world leaders and delegates from roughly 200 countries hoping to hammer out more aggressive climate commitments over the next two weeks.
Ahead of the climate summit, G20 world leaders wrapped up their gathering in Rome. It was hoped the world’s top economies would head to Scotland with a solid climate action plan. But as Mike Le Couteur reports, the meeting ended with few concrete commitments.
Meanwhile, Crystal Goomansingh looks at what to expect from the Glasgow conference — and what’s at stake — in what’s being called the world’s “last, best hope” to prevent a climate disaster.
Although COVID-19 cases are declining across the United States, tensions are still heating up over vaccinations. Groups of Americans are walking off their jobs in protest of vaccine mandates. But as Jennifer Johnson reports, the Biden administration is not backing down from its policies, even as concerns remain over another potential COVID-19 surge this coming holiday season.
Plus, the Alberta government is moving forward with a study to see if the province can establish its own police force, rather than relying on contracting the RCMP for its policing services. But as David Akin explains, the controversial and potentially costly move could have national ramifications.
And a humanitarian crisis is worsening in Afghanistan, as foreign aid remains frozen since the Taliban takeover. It’s left countless people trapped there, vulnerable and desperate for help. As Jeff Semple reports from Kabul, hope is shrinking for any more help from Ottawa.
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