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Joe Biden caught ‘falling asleep’ during Cop26 speeches ‘Camera had to pan quickly!’

The US President appeared distracted and tired as Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley delivered an important speech on her nations’ role in tackling climate change. During other speeches, Joe Biden was filmed closing his eyes for long periods of time. Washington Post journalist Zach Pursur Brown recorded the President “falling asleep”.

But Mr Biden appeared to not be too engrossed in the speech.

He can be seen looking down at the floor and closing his eyes during the speech.

But the camera appears to pan off the President quickly when it is clear he is not listening as intently as he probably should

But the President’s apparent boredom did not go unnoticed by onlookers.

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COP26 president and Conservative Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, Alok Sharma, says the summit is the world’s “last, best hope” to achieve the target.

Nearly 200 countries are being called on to take urgent action on climate change at the summit.

But notable absences of China, the world’s top contributor of CO2 emissions, and Russia, are being branded as setbacks in achieving the aims of the summit.

The summit will run from Sunday Octover 31 to Friday November 12.