Climate summit delayed but climate action starts now


Commenting on the official decision by UNFCCC to rescheduled the COP26 summit on 1-12 November 2021, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

“The climate summit can be delayed, but dealing with the climate emergency cannot. The Covid pandemic has shown just how badly we need international cooperation and political leadership, and the same holds true for tackling the climate crisis.

“The government now has a short window of opportunity to start delivering on the Paris climate agreement. But what is required is action not words, starting at home by delivering a climate-proof economy that supports millions of jobs.

“Next year’s climate summit will only be a success if major economies use this opportunity to build a green recovery.”

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