Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkley – who will be speaking at COP26 – has urged global action on climate change, as the summit begins in Glasgow.
Mr. Moore will speak on 11th November at the Conference, talking about the importance of biodiversity and agriculture on the road to net-zero. Ahead of the Conference opening, the local MP has urged global action before it is too late.
The UK is now recognised as a global leader on climate change, from decarbonising our economy faster than any other country in the G20, to being the first major economy to put into ‘Net-Zero’ into law. However, further global action is needed.
Data from the Climate Action Tracker shows that all other G7 Countries except Britain – United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU – are seen to be taking ‘insufficient’, or ‘highly insufficient’ action on climate change.
COP26 will bring together parties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In October, the government unveiled a landmark net-zero strategy to outline measures to transition towards a green and sustainable future, and building on plans announced last year for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’. The plan will enhance wind, hydrogen and new nuclear, alongside a shift towards zero emission vehicles, public transport, and planes, and protecting the natural environment. The strategy aims to secure 440,000 well-paid jobs, and unlock £90 billion in investment by 2030.
Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkley said “We can see the effects of climate change in front of our eyes every day, from forest fires across the world, to more unpredictable weather here at home. The UK is leading the world on climate change, but there is more to do globally. It is vital that world leaders come to Glasgow ready to agree bold and ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions even further, so we can reach the goal of getting to Net-Zero by 2050.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The UK’s path to ending our contribution to climate change will be paved with well-paid jobs, billions in investment and thriving green industries – powering our green industrial revolution across the country. By moving first and taking bold action, we will build a defining competitive edge in electric vehicles, offshore wind, carbon capture technology and more, whilst supporting people and businesses along the way.”
COP26 President Alok Sharma MP said: “Leaders stepping up with more commitments has never been more urgent. I’m calling on countries across the world, particularly the G20, to commit to net zero by mid-century, ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets and to set out credible implementation plans so we can limit global warming to well below 2C and keep the goal of 1.5 degrees within reach.”