“Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years. Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family.”
Climate change is happening now and is already seriously affecting the lives of people who have done least to cause it and are least able to adapt and combat it.
20 Countries, including the UK, produce 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The Cop 26 conference in Glasgow this November provides the oportunity for these countries to commit further to reducing the increase in global temperature to 1.5ºC over pre industrial levels and to be Net Carbon Zero by 2050.
The Paris Climate Agreement which set these levels was an historic achievement. All 195 countries in the world signed this unprecedented treaty to tackle the climate crisis. Climate Change is the greatest challenge to future human wellbeing in the 21st century and whilst nations may agree plans as to how best to resolve the problem it is incumbent upon us all to do everything we can individually to help.
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