Climate Change, COP26 and us
We are a month away from COP26 – Conference Of the Parties 26 meeting for the 26th time, with less than a decade (!) to reduce global emissions by half, if the temperature rise is to be kept at 1.5°. Countries of the world need to agree on coordinated and fair action on climate change, to prevent global catastrophe.
All countries need to agree significantly more ambitious targets than Paris in 2015, but the richer nations also need to live up to their pledge to help poorer countries financially in this process, as well to respond to calls for fair compensation for existing loss & damage by these poorer countries.
What can we do? In order to make it easier for our the members of our government to act, they need to know that the population is behind them, that we want action, and that we are prepared to make changes in our lives. So, doing something tangible ourselves and then communicating this with elected representatives can help the process.
One way we can all act is in reducing waste. In particular, during October, in the run-up to COP26, can you make a noticeable reduction in your black-bin waste ?
The next time your black-bins are emptied make a note of how full it is. And the next 2 times see how much less full it can be.
Ideas & Tips:
I would love to hear of any successes with this – and am very willing to help with queries about what you can do with particular items.
Peterborough Quaker Meeting House
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Wednesday 7–7.45 pm
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