Responding to the new date for the UN climate summit, COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, Christian Aid’s Global Climate Lead, Dr Kat Kramer, said:
“It makes sense to push back the climate summit to November next year, this is one meeting that can’t be done by zoom call. But it’s a concern that the world is missing out on a major opportunity to agree the next steps in the global fight to tackle the climate crisis.
“Years of rising emissions mean that people on the front lines of climate change will be battling both the coronavirus pandemic and extreme weather. We need to see countries using their economic recovery packages to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon world. Boris Johnson needs to show he’s a credible host by ensuring the UK is leading the world with a truly green stimulus.
“We also want to see a global summit in spring 2021 to ensure there is international solidarity in the recovery from Covid-19 which will ensure no country is left behind.”