Climate Action Newtown (CAN) held an event to mark the Global Day of Action for COP26, on Saturday November 6th.
This day was halfway through the global climate summit in Glasgow where world leaders, under the leadership of the UK Government, are meeting to accelerate progress towards net zero emissions.
Our COP26 Event
Climate Action Newtown and other local supporters of more ambitious actions to address the climate emergency marched and rode bikes through Newtown on 6 November 2021.
In Newtown High Street the group met Newtown’s local representatives in the UK Parliament and Senedd Cymru and handed them a signed petition.
Our COP26 Petition
“We, the undersigned, call on the UK and Welsh Governments to:
- make more ambitious commitments at COP26
- take more ambitious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and exploration”
Jeremy Thorp (Chair of Climate Action Newtown) gave a short speech and delivered our petition to Craig Williams MP and Russell George MS.
Both Mr Williams and Mr George gave short, positive responses in which they noted that “the argument over climate change has been completely won” and went on to say that the key question now is how quickly to make the necessary changes.
See photos from the event in the
COP26 Day of Action Gallery
The petition was submitted to our local MP and to our local Members of Senedd Cymru on 6 November 2021
Watch the video below to learn more about our event and hear three short speeches given on the day