With the run-up to COP26, there is a lot of talk about Climate Change and the Environment and of course, that is the whole point of this conference. COP26 is the largest diplomatic event in the UK’s history and the fact that it is focused on the environment and climate change has never been more important. However, to the general public, this just seems like a lot of road closures and inconvenience in our city.
But why does any of this even matter?
Well, COP26 brings together politicians, scientists, activists, charity workers, educators, business people, the media, and many others to speak about the climate and the impacts that humans have had on it and how we can negate the effects of climate change.
We are relying on this conference to lay out a plan of action for our planet, to stave off global warming and the harmful effects of humans, and to allow us to continue to live in a more harmonious way with our environment.
In essence, this conference is going to pave the way to a hopeful and prosperous future, away from our reliance on fossil fuels and to a greener and more sustainable future - and we all have a part to play.
What will take place?
There will be meetings, negotiations, presentations and talks about all of the issues surrounding the environment and climate change. These will allow focus on the Paris Climate Agreement which agreed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, and how governments across the world can fulfil this agreement and work towards net zero.
This will involve the following:
COP26 is the opportunity of a lifetime and for many of our young people at St. Aloysius’ may shape their entire future existence. We must therefore support and promote all of the initiatives involved to allow us to have a Green Planet for our own Green Blazer community.
by Mr. R McLean – Geography Teacher & Activist
We've got lots of things planned over the next few weeks in relation to COP26. Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date in time for our COP26 week beginning November 8th.