N.Korean delegation to attend UN climate conference in Glasgow

A North Korean delegation is expected to attend the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, later this month, a Seoul official said on Friday.

Officials at the North Korean Embassy in London will participate in the COP26 which will take place from October 31 to November 12, reports Yonhap News Agency.

“As far as I know, the North Korean mission in Britain is sending a delegation,” a Foreign Ministry official said.

According to a recent US intelligence report, North Korea was listed as one of 11 countries most vulnerable to climate change due to its inability to adapt to such changes.

The North’s planned participation is one of a series of diplomatic activities Pyongyang has recently resumed after they were hampered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, North Korea has imposed highly restrictive virus control measures, leading many countries operating missions in Pyongyang to pull out their diplomats.