Russia's President will not attend UN COP26 climate summit
- Russia's President Vladimir Putin will not attend the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the Kremlin said on 20 Oct.
- No reason was given for the decision not to attend, but a Kremlin spokesperson said climate change was an "important" priority for Russia.
- COP26 takes place in Scotland's largest city from 31 October to 12 November.
- Russia's decision is seen as a blow to efforts to get leaders to negotiate a new deal to stall rising global temperatures.