Where did Joe Biden stay in Scotland? Did US president fall asleep at COP26 - and Edinburgh hotel he stayed

US president Joe Biden was recorded ‘falling asleep’ during COP26 opening speeches on first day in Glasgow after arriving by lengthy motorcade

Joe Biden has left Scotland after attending COP26.

The president of the United States arrived earlier this week to listen to the opening speeches of the 12 day conference as world leaders gather to discuss the impact of climate change and what can be done.

Mr Biden had been at the Glasgow summit for a matter of hours before he already made waves on the internet, as he was caught seemingly falling asleep during a speech. Here’s all you need to know about Mr Biden attending COP26.

Is Joe Biden at COP26?

He has been accompanied by US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry and welcomed by former vice-president Al Gore.

The delegates arrived from more than 180 countries, with around 100 world leaders at the conference to discuss climate change.

He was recorded leaving Scotland on Air Force One after two days of discussions at the climate change conference.

When did Joe Biden arrive for COP26?

US president Joe Biden landed in Edinburgh on the morning of Monday 1 November 2021.

Mr Biden was flown into Edinburgh Airport on Air Force One, the official air traffic control call sign for an aircraft carrying the US president, before making his way to Glasgow.

A long convoy of vehicles travelled along the M8 from Edinburgh to Glasgow ahead of the opening speeches of the Conference of Parties summit held in the Scottish city.

Where did Joe Biden stay in Scotland?

Joe Biden stayed in Edinburgh during his COP26 visit.

The specifics of where the US president will be staying during the 12 day climate change conference hasn’t been released to the public for security reasons.

Though Mr Biden was pictured arriving at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club on the first evening of the summit.

With thousands of delegates and more descending on the city for the summit, there will be more congestion than normal with many world leaders staying nearby.

Did Joe Biden fall asleep at COP26?

The footage was captured by Washington Post journalist Zach Purser Brown who uploaded the clip to Twitter with the caption: "Biden appears to fall asleep during COP26 opening speeches".

The video clip shows Mr Biden closing his eyes for an extended period of time during Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley’s speech about how her country is tackling climate change.

It has been viewed more than 350,000 times and had thousands of Retweets, Quote Tweets and Likes on the social media platform.

What speeches has Joe Biden been in attendance for?

Joe Biden gave a standing ovation to Sir David Attenborough at the COP26 conference following a speech where the broadcaster called on world leaders to act to reduce the level of carbon in the atmosphere.

Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough told the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow the motivation for tackling climate change should “not be fear, but hope”.

He said: “It comes down to this. The people alive now or the generation to come will look at this conference and consider one thing – did that number stop rising and start to drop as a result of commitments made here. There’s every reason to believe that the answer can be yes.

“If, working apart, we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it.”

He told delegates: “In my lifetime I’ve witnessed a terrible decline. In yours, you could and should witness a wonderful recovery. That desperate hope… is why the world is looking to you and why you are here.”

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