Glasgow Action Plan launched for COP 26
More than 60 British organisations have launched the Glasgow Action Plan, setting out a strategy to tackling climate change in the run up to the UN’s Conference of Parties (COP 26) meeting later this year in Glasgow.
Led by the Climate Coalition, Jesuit Missions and other organisations have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, outlining the areas we think it is important for the UK Government to show leadership ahead of the important global summit.
COP 26 has been described as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015. The Paris Agreement is a system of promises countries have made to cut the amount of carbon they use and it comes into effect in 2020.
The Glasgow Action Plan pledges cover five areas:
- Raise ambition and NDC action (acting on Paris Agreement pledges)
- Support impacted communities with financial support for adaptation
- Scale up nature-based solutions
- Support a just energy transition, with no new investments in fossil fuels
- Get the UK on track to reach net zero
At Jesuit Missions we are already seeing the impacts of climate change related weather disasters on the world’s poorest. Together with our supporters, we rallied to fund relief efforts following the devastation left by Cyclone Idai in March last year. We are calling on the UK government to show leadership through ambitious mitigation and adaptation policies to inspire other countries to prioritise support for vulnerable communities around the world.
Keep an eye on our website for more information on how you can get involved in advocating for ambitious action on climate change in the run up to COP 26. The Jesuits have a strong presence in Glasgow, with two schools, a parish and a spirituality centre. We are excited to welcome the UN summit to Glasgow and make the voices of our partners heard at this important event.
Read the Glasgow Action Plan here.
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