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COP26: How to get involved

COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, and we say this time has to be different.

Although we can’t be in the room, the public should get the chance to have their say in setting the agenda. Here at the studio, we’ve curated a list of pledges, petitions, action days and protests to give you a chance to urge real action where it's required. 

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Pledges and petitions

 

Shelter Box: Ask COP26 leaders to take urgent action against climate change

At ShelterBox, they provide emergency shelter to communities who are losing homes and livelihoods every day – to increasingly severe drought, floods and hurricanes. Sign here, to send an urgent message to world leaders to act now. 

 

UNICEF: Protect every child from the climate crisis

Asking the UK to sign the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action. Read more and sign here.

 

Too Good To Go: Boris, It’s time to face up to food waste

Campaigning for food waste to be put on the COP26 agenda and to make the 50% reduction in food waste commitment by 2030, enshrined in UK law. Read more and sign the petition here

 

World Beyond War: Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements

Join organisations and the public in urging COP26 to set strict greenhouse gas emissions limits that make no more exception for militarism. Read more and sign here

 

Oxfam: Act now on climate change

Calling on the UK to lead global action on climate change given we’re among the world’s biggest emitters. Read more and sign here

350: Kick polluters out of COP26

Calling on COP26 President Alok Sharma, to publicly rule out fossil fuel companies or affiliated big polluter companies as sponsors.

 

Fairtrade Foundations: Back farmers’ challenge to politicians at COP26 climate summit

Climate change is severely damaging the lives and livelihoods of farming communities who grow so much of our food. Support the 1.8 million farmers and workers calling on politicians at the COP26 summit for a fair climate promise. Read more and sign here

 

Free Tibet: Support Tibetans standing up for their environment

Tibet’s unique environment is changing. Along with the Arctic and island nations, Tibet is on the frontline of global climate change and is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. Help secure a place for Tibet in the COP26 discussion by signing their petition here

 

Rewilding Britain: Demand wilder national parks

A call to make national parks wilder and fit for the nature and climate crisis of the 21st century. Sign the petition to urge action from the UK government in committing to core rewilding areas across the country. 

 

Diet change not climate change

Take a direct pledge to minimise your own carbon footprint by shifting to a more plant-based diet. Read more and sign here

 

The Climate Coalition: The time is now

Urging the UK government to take the country to a healthier, greener, and fairer future through cleaner energy, wild spaces and ensuring no one is left behind. Read more and sign here

 

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Protests and action days

Surfers Against Sewage: COP26 Global Day of Action (6th November)

In support of peaceful protests taking place around the world, SAS are joining forces with other organisations and movements to build power for system change and address the ocean & climate emergency. Find your nearest protest here

Greenpeace: Join a climate march near you 

Join a march local to you with Greenpeace during COP26 to demand action, RSPV to an event here

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