Environmental campaigners, including Greenpeace and the Climate Action Network, are calling on the UN to postpone a key climate conference scheduled to be held this fall.
A coalition of more than 1.500 environmental groups called Tuesday for the key global climate talks that begin next month to be pushed back, arguing that access to them is uneven.
“COP26 has already been postponed by one year, and we are all too aware climate change has not taken time off,” Cop26 Chairman elect Alok Sharma said in a statement today.
According to Asad Rehman from War on Want and the Cop26 Coalition: “Whilst the richest will be able to attend the COP, many poorer governments and civil society groups risk being excluded, threatening the very legitimacy of the Climate Summit itself.
“There has always been an inherent power imbalance within the UN climate talks and this is now compounded by the health crisis,”Tasneem Essop
“There has always been an inherent power imbalance within the UN climate talks and this is now compounded by the health crisis,” said Tasneem Essop, managing director of the Climate Action Network, in a statement released today by the group, comprising 1.500 organisations worldwide.