An inflatable 'Big Baby', unveiled by the protest group 'Population Matters' to draw attention to increasing population numbers is pictured in Glasgow on November 8, 2021, during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

The COP26 climate talks resuming Monday have so far unfolded on parallel planes, with high-level announcements stage-managed by host country Britain during week one riding roughshod over a laborious UN process built on consensus among nearly 200 countries.