Naomi and Rosalia are doing what they can to tackle their climate crisis, even though they have done nothing to cause it. But the only way to solve the crisis is for rich countries like the UK to urgently reduce their emissions, and to support communities that are living with the impacts.
We are running out of time, and this year is particularly crucial, with the UK hosting the G7 and the important UN climate talks, COP26. The way we choose to respond to the impacts of the pandemic will set the course for the coming years.
That’s why the UK government must use its role as host of the G7 and UN climate Summit, COP26 to
- Increase financial support to the world’s poorest countries and push for their debts to be cancelled so they can better confront the climate crisis and other urgent priorities that they face.
- Invest in a green recovery that leaves no-one behind – either in the UK or in the world’s poorest communities.
- Stop the expansion of fossil fuel energy and step-up support to clean energy.