Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whether the world tips into environmental catastrophe this decade. Giant alarm clocks will show time running out, while 100 protesters chant that Johnson and his chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are “missing in action” on the climate crisis. Saturday marks 100 days to the Cop26 summit, vital UN climate talks that open on 1 November in Glasgow. Scores of world leaders will fly in for the start, and officials from 196 countries will spend two weeks in high-pressure negotiations aimed at setting a new path to a safer climate.
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Success at Cop26 depends on clearing three hurdles: rapid deployment of Covid vaccines, enhanced climate finance commitments and agreement on how markets can work for green and resilient growth and for all, and the reshaping of our financial architecture.
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THE SCOTTISH Government has been told it “urgently needs to up its game” and back up promises to tackle the climate crisis with action – 100 days before Glasgow hosts the global COP26 conference. SNP Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson said COP26 presents Scotland with “a unique opportunity to show leadership on climate action on the international stage”. But worries have been raised about the Government’s progress in meeting climate targets.
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SENIOR Tory ministers have been accused of being “missing in action” with 100 days until the COP26 climate conference with calls for the UK Government to step up climate action. The Climate Coalition have accused Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak of being “missing in action” ahead of ministers gathering in London to discuss plans for the summit. An alliance of organisations ranging from the National Trust to Oxfam and the RSPB, The Climate Coalition is calling for urgent restoration of the natural world, green jobs, unlocking money from wealthier countries to support poorer nations, and no new fossil fuel projects. Ben Margolis, interim director of the group, said time was quickly running down to the UN climate talks – the biggest diplomatic event in the UK for decades and essential to limiting warming to 1.5C or less.
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