These Photos Show The Climate Protests Around The World Taking Place During COP26

A look at the protests happening worldwide during COP26.

This past week, global leaders met in Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, to grapple with the grim reality of the climate crisis and determine how to limit its effects on future generations.

Climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, labeled the event a "PR stunt," and protesters gathered around the world to call on leaders to do more for climate action.

A young person wears face paint of waves that cross their cheeks and nose
Protesters hold up cardboard signs and stand behind a banner that reads "green new deal"
A young protester shouts into a megaphone in front of a sign that reads "What do we want? Climate and social justice"
A young girl stands on an adult's shoulders in a crowd
A person speaks into a microphone and holds up a fist
A massive crowd of people carry signs for climate justice
Demonstrator with sign that reads "Last chance" on November 5th, 2021
A person shouts and holds a fist in the air
People lie on the ground next to a sign that reads "Act now" beside an arrow pointing to "Stop ecocide" beside another arrow pointing to the words "Save lives"
Two Indigenous women hold signs and wear face paint
A person lies flat on the ground, their torso covered in a circular sheet that reads "Shut down coal power plants"
People sit in the middle of a street and hold up banners that read "insulate Britain"