Health & Climate Justice at COP26
Join us on Monday 7th December 7pm - 8.30pm UTC for the briefing launch: ‘Health and Climate Justice at COP26’, authored by the Medact Climate & Health Research Group and Students for Global Health.
In November 2021, world leaders will be gathering in Glasgow for the COP26 climate talks. This represents the first real opportunity to fully assess global commitment to tackling climate change since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015. In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, these talks also form a key moment in which the international community has a clear choice to make: return to business as usual or bring about a global green recovery for the health of people and planet?
Alongside Medact, Students for Global Health and Health Declares we are coordinating a letter from the wider health community to the UK Government and COP26 leadership, demanding that they act to safeguard the health of people and planet, laying the groundwork for the success of the talks in Glasgow, next year.
The letter asks that they:
- Commit to ambitious and historically accurate emissions reductions.
- Permanently cancel all new fossil fuel extractive projects.
- Guarantee a fossil free COP26 by ensuring that fossil fuel companies and lobbyists are not able to access the negotiations.
If you would be interested in signing the letter, you can read it and add your name here: link.medact.org/COP26Letter.
At the briefing launch, 'Health & Climate Justice at COP26' we will hear from the authors of the briefing and then take action together to amplify the letter from the UK health community!