COP 26 Update and Action on 6th November

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Updates from COP 26

Climate pledges so far at COP 26: according to the IEA these pledges could keep the world’s rising temperatures to around 2C of pre-industrialised levels – but only if all commitments are implemented in full.

Fossil financing announcement: 25 countries and institutions are now committed to end support for all fossil fuels in their overseas spending  – that’s coal, oil and gas – by 2022. This could directly shift more than $17.8 billion a year of government-backed support out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. Other countries are actively considering joining – we need more to sign up, and the finance for clean energy to reach the people who need it most.

Just transition: 14 governments and the European Commission signed a pledge to support key steps to a just transition.

The New Statesman published a stocktake of progress so far from the ED of CAN Australia.

A reminder of the horrific effects of climate change in some countries, especially small island states, has come from Barbados PM Mia Mottley.

Actions

Joining Climate Change demonstrations today will have given the government the political support it needs for radical action.

Write to your MP to keep up the pressure for the UK to lead in ensuring we live up to our promises on finance to help low-income countries and  om reducing our own carbon emissions.

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