COP26 – Time for real action, our final chance for climate justice?
Start: Wednesday, October 13, 2021• 7:30 PM • British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)
End: Wednesday, October 13, 2021• 9:00 PM • British Summer Time (GMT+01:00)
This is a virtual event
COP26 - Time for real action. Our final chance for climate justice?
People are waking up to the fact that not only is climate change upon us, but it appears to have accelerated far faster than predicted. The time for fine words and no action must now stop. We must act.
In November, the world will head to Glasgow for the 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties – COP26. Taking place from 1-12 November 2021 – delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – this is the opportunity for governments, NGOs, trade unions, businesses, and everyone else with any interest in climate change to meet, review and negotiate global action to prevent further worsening of the climate emergency.
To explain more about how the summit will work, the European position and the role of NGOs, we present three excellent speakers with a wealth of knowledge and experience. They are:
- Pär Holmgren, a meteorologist and climate expert and, since 2019, a member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Green Party (Miljöpartiet de Gröna). In the Parliament, Pär Holmgren serves a member on the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), as well as substitute member of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and the Committe for Transport and Tourism (TRAN). He is also chairing the working group within the Greens/EFA on Climate.
- Richard Lancaster is a Greenpeace activist who has been a member of Greenpeace for over 30 years and dedicates much of his free time to campaigning and giving environmental themed talks to educational establishments, companies, community and faith groups. Richard is now convinced that climate change is the biggest challenge we now face.
- Rod Nelson, who as an environmental activist, was a delegate at the 2018 COP23 summit in Bonn as a member of the Green Economics Foundation. He will be able to explain the purpose behind the event, how it works and who will be there.
There will be opportunities to ask questions and join the conversation during the session.
Everyone is welcome, Cloud Cafe's are open to public, so tell your neighbour!
Can't make it on the night? Register anyway and you will be sent a recording of the event.
Hope to see you there.
Stroud District Green Party