numbers, and investment in terms the numbers, and investment in terms of resilience. it is now in the interest of the industry to see to it that we move to making sure that we have the resilience to be able, when those towers come down and the line set up hitting the ground and burning down large swathes of the west, to bury this undergrad, a whole range of things, i do not think... everyone knows which direction it is going, there is no indication that you will need a punitive effort. i don't believe so. on your meeting with pope francis, more _ on your meeting with pope francis, more than — on your meeting with pope francis, more than 50 million catholics back at home _ more than 50 million catholics back at home are seeing something play out thars— at home are seeing something play out that's never happened before. this split — out that's never happened before. this split conservative wing of the catholic— this split conservative wing of the catholic church, moving to deny someone — catholic church, moving to deny someone like you, catholic president, the sacrament of
communion. forthese president, the sacrament of communion. for these catholics back home, _ communion. for these catholics back home, what— communion. for these catholics back home, what did it mean for you to hear— home, what did it mean for you to hear pope — home, what did it mean for you to hear pope francis in the wake of this debate call you a good catholic, and did what he'd tell you. _ catholic, and did what he'd tell you, should that put this debate to rest? _ you, should that put this debate to rest? i _ you, should that put this debate to rest? . ., ., ., ., ~ ., you, should that put this debate to rest? . ., ., ., .,~ ., ., rest? i am not going to make a lot of this is personal. _ rest? i am not going to make a lot of this is personal. pope _ rest? i am not going to make a lot of this is personal. pope francis i of this is personal. pope francis has become... i don't want to exaggerate, he has become someone who has provided great solace for my family when my son died, he has... he is, in my view,... there has always been this debate in the catholic church, going back to pope john xxm, catholic church, going back to pope john xxiii, talk about how we reach out and embrace people with differences, if you notice what the pope said when it was asked, when he
first got elected, he was chatting with the press and they said, what is your position on homosexuality? he said, who are mightyjudge? this is a man of great empathy, who understands the part of his christianity and that is to reach out and to forgive —— who am i to judge? ijust find my relationship with him one that i personally take great solace in the. he is a really, truly genuine, decent man. i will end by saying that there are an awful lot of people, many of you, not putting you in this position, i apologise, but many of you even in the press who went out of your way to express your empathy and sympathy... when i lost a real part of mysore, —— my soul, lost my son.
my of mysore, —— my soul, lost my son. my family will never forget my extended family, when i was... it was only a matter of days before my son passed away, pope francis came to the united states to visit with not only president obama but with the catholic church here. and i was askedif the catholic church here. and i was asked if i would accompany him to philadelphia, to the seminary. anyway... i did, philadelphia, to the seminary. anyway... idid, but philadelphia, to the seminary. anyway... i did, but the wounds were still raw of the loss of my son, and i had my extended family, you're all tired of seeing my extended family, they are always round, and before he left and got on the plane the pope asked whether or not he could meet with my family. and we met in a hangar at the airport. and he came
in at talk to my family —— and he talked to my family for a considerable amount of time, ten, 15 minutes about my son. and he didn't just generically talk about him, he knew about him. he knew what he did, who he was, where he went to school, what a man he was, and it had such a cathartic impact on his children and my wife and our family. and cathartic impact on his children and my wife and ourfamily. and it... it meant a great deal, and as i meant what i said, everybody was laughing, i didn't realise you were all able to film what i was doing with the pope when i gave him the coin, and i meant what i said, this is a man who
is someone who is looking to establish peace and indecency and owner, notjust in the catholic church but generically. he called me to tell me how much he appreciated the fact that i would focus on the poor and only needs of people who were in trouble, so ijust, again, i don't want to talk more about, so much of it is personal, but he is everything i learned about catholicism from the time i was a kid, growing from grade school to high school, and i have great respect for people who have other religious views, but he is just a fine, decent, honourable man, and
he... we keep in touch. i thank you all very much for your patience, thank you. jae all very much for your patience, thank yon-— all very much for your patience, thank ou. , ., �* , , thank you. joe biden finishing his ress thank you. joe biden finishing his press conference _ thank you. joe biden finishing his press conference there _ thank you. joe biden finishing his press conference there in - thank you. joe biden finishing his press conference there in rome, | press conference there in rome, clearly quite moved towards the end about his relationship with pope francis at what pope francis did about the time of 2015 when joe biden lost his son to brain cancer, and he said the fact that pope francis had come to speak to him at his family in the hangar shortly after his death meant an awful lot to him and to the family, it had a cathartic effect, clearly they have keptin cathartic effect, clearly they have kept in close contact since that point. aside from what he was talking about there at the end, which will be picked up by the american press, he also talked about the 620 american press, he also talked about the g20 summit that is where we started, the power of an american
president showing up, which was a thinly veiled not to the fact that towards the end of president trump us time in office there was no american leadership and it has been welcomed within the european union. that has taken a wobble in recent weeks, over the withdrawal from afghanistan and he has had to patch things up with president emmanuel macron over the submarine deal signed, but no mistaking that among european leaders, in fact many in the 620, european leaders, in fact many in the g20, an american president that leads from the front is important when you are trying to get change of the magnitude that we are talking about when it comes to climate change. let speak to our rome correspondent, mark, who was listening. interesting when he talks about us leadership the new york times correspondent said everybody needs america, particularly when you're trying to lead on climate
change, that's probably true. it is, of course. — change, that's probably true. it is, of course. joe _ change, that's probably true. it is, of course, joe biden _ change, that's probably true. it is, of course, joe biden is _ change, that's probably true. it is, of course, joe biden is a _ change, that's probably true. it is, of course, joe biden is a man - change, that's probably true. it 3 of course, joe biden is a man who has pushed america's climate commitments and again you were talking about the transition from the trump administration to this one, you have gone from administration that was much more sceptical about climate change to one which wants to be at the forefront of efforts to curb it, and joe biden said, he talked about some of the achievements about the g20, stopping orfacing out the of the achievements about the g20, stopping or facing out the financing of coal, but i thought was interesting that he used the word disappointment, he said some people are talked about the disappointment, it was a question from a journalist, he said, i have found the results of the 620 he said, i have found the results of the g20 disappointing, he said it is mainly because russia and china did not show up in terms of their
commitments, and he talked about saudi arabia in that respect. he referring to? the widely held belief here that while italy and quite possibly the us were pushing botnet zero carbon emissions to be reached in the year 2030 —— for net zero, that has not come into the final communiqu , because of opposition from the big emitters, including russia, china, saudi arabia, added their veering towards 2060, that will disappoint a lot of climb actaviss 2—mac, western leaders, quite possiblyjoe a clear recognition that the summit has fallen short ad that perhaps will be worked through at the glasgow talks where you are in the days ahead. recognition and a note to some steps forward terms of phasing out coal ad try to keep the target of global
warming at1.5 degrees try to keep the target of global warming at 1.5 degrees within reach if not actually making a giant step towards it. , . ~ if not actually making a giant step towards it. , ., ~ ., ,., towards it. yes, he talked about tanuible towards it. yes, he talked about tangible progress, _ towards it. yes, he talked about tangible progress, that - towards it. yes, he talked about tangible progress, that is not i towards it. yes, he talked about i tangible progress, that is not what the un secretary general was saying when he left rome. he said his hopes are not buried but certainly wasn't what he expected from the g20. i was looking, he was asked several times about oil because he has asked opec to open oil tab so the pump gets cheaper, i wasjust to open oil tab so the pump gets cheaper, i was just looking, to open oil tab so the pump gets cheaper, iwasjust looking, because of the gas shortage in america, they are expected to increase coal for electricity to the first time since 2014. a mixed record.— electricity to the first time since 2014. a mixed record. yes, and that has fallen back _ 2014. a mixed record. yes, and that has fallen back on _ 2014. a mixed record. yes, and that has fallen back on call, _ 2014. a mixed record. yes, and that has fallen back on call, something i has fallen back on call, something we have seen more in china with the energy crunch and in europe, falling back more on gas, others gas shortages, the dependence on gas
coming from russia, which is a fossilfuel, so not a great few weeks intent on building up to the 620. bit of weeks intent on building up to the g20. bit of a mixed bag, all moves towards where you are in glasgow. we're just going to say goodbye to our viewers on bbc world news, they will depart for the moment, we continue talking here on the bbc news channel, because i wanted to get your thoughts on some of the other things that president biden was talking about, particularly this issue that he thinks the end of coal issue that he thinks the end of coal is nigh, he talks about the support he has given to electric vehicles, he has given to electric vehicles, he talked about the tax credits for electricity companies, but a lot of people will look at this situation and say, actually, there is a lot of investment going into coal and gas right now. investment going into coal and gas riaht now. , ., ~ ., ., right now. yes, he talked about how the chance right now. yes, he talked about how the change to _
right now. yes, he talked about how the change to renewable _ right now. yes, he talked about how the change to renewable energy - right now. yes, he talked about how the change to renewable energy and electric vehicles is not going to happen overnight. clearly this is going to be a long process. the aim of the need, the scientific consensus is that carbon images need to be half by 2030. —— carbon emissions. they need to be effectively, the carbon produced dc offset by carbon removed from the atmosphere by 2050. —— needs to be offset. a long time frame, there has not been agreement in that respect in the g20, so interesting to see there can be agreement on reaching those timeframes had schedules where you are when the discussion goes from 20 countries to close to 100 world leaders where you are, but as things stand, the world is not on
track to achieve its climate goals, in terms of moving to renewable energy, 1.5 is not on track, a recent un climate report found that only current trajectory that would be a 16% rise in emissions by the year 2030 compared to 2010, meaning global warming would be at 2.7 degrees, way ahead of that 1.5 target. we are talking about timeframes and what can be achieved within certain years, but the world is not on track to achieve anything by the target that has been previously set.— by the target that has been previously set. by the target that has been reviousl set. ~ ., ~ , ., previously set. mark, thank you. plenty more _ previously set. mark, thank you. plenty more to _ previously set. mark, thank you. plenty more to come _ previously set. mark, thank you. plenty more to come from - previously set. mark, thank you. i plenty more to come from glasgow through the course of the evening, stay with us, we will now talk to baroness scotland who is the secretary general of the commonwealth of nations, in the next hour, dojoin us for commonwealth of nations, in the next hour, do join us for that. commonwealth of nations, in the next hour, dojoin us for that. for a moment will take a short break and get the weather. plenty of showers out there and the
moment, all logo spells of rain in the far north of scotland where today's rain is lingering. showers circulating around an area of low pressure, pushing in from the west. stays quite blustery and showery through the course of the night at ten metres sitting between five and nine degrees. plenty of showers around to start the new working week, wind direction swinging northerly, driving cooler air down from the north, if you're caught in no showers, with the glossy northerly wind, feeling disappointingly cool in comparison to recent days. 9—14 c and a high. cooler as we move into tuesday, could start off with early morning frost, fewer showers on tuesday, widespread in northern scotland, northern ireland and some down the i receive. with more sunshine and light wind, tempered as are set to struggle. —— temperatures are set.
this is bbc news the headlines at 8pm: the crucial climate change conference has got under way in glasgow. the cop26 summit is widely seen as the last chance to save the planet from irreversible damage caused by climate change. earlier, the leaders of the world's richest nations were meeting in rome, where the climate challenge was spelled out clearly. if we don't act now, the paris agreement will be looked at in the future not as the moment humanity opened its eyes to the problem but the moment we flinched and turned away. us presidentjoe biden said the g20 countries had made tangible progress on climate, the pandemic and the economy and that the world was ready for american