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Greenpeace: Rainbow Warrior With Youth Activists Granted Permission to Sail up Clyde to COP26

1st November 2021
Youth climate activists on board Rainbow Warrior which was granted permission to sail to COP26. As above the vessel makes its way up the Clyde today. Youth climate activists on board Rainbow Warrior which was granted permission to sail to COP26. As above the vessel makes its way up the Clyde today. Credit: DailyRecord-twitter

In Scotland the Clyde port authority and Police have reportedly U-turned on a decision to deny permission to four youth climate activists who are aiming to sail up the Clyde to COP26.

The activists, The National writes are members of campaign group Fridays for Future Mapa (Most Affected People and Areas), come from Namibia, Uganda, Mexico and Bangladesh.

They are on Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior and are attempting to sail to the climate conference in Glasgow to demand that world leaders “stop failing” young people across the world.

A request on Saturday night by the ship’s captain for a berth outside the SEC conference centre in Glasgow, where the talks are being held, was refused by the authorities as per a “notice to mariners”, which stated that sailing up the River Clyde is not permitted and that the area is now controlled by Police Scotland.

Click here for more in addition the Daily Record's coverage of the closure of a bridge to permit the vessel to sail upriver to Glasgow. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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