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Climate Justice and Health Equity

Feedback on COP26

On the results and challenges of the COP26

Beverly Longid (International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Philippines)

For Beverly Longid, the COP26 was at the same time disenchanting as encouraging.

On the one hand, the world leaders at the COP26 failed to reach their commitments of the Paris Agreement 2015 to sufficiently reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and financially support poor countries to allow them to adapt to and mitigate climate heating.

On the other hand, the COP26 was the scene for mass mobilisation. On the 6th of November, 100,000 people marched in Glasgow, and many more marched worldwide, especially in the Global South. Young people were present and led the marches and protests. A major take-away from the COP26 is that so many people worldwide want to fight to preserve the remaining biodiversity and forests.

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"The faith of the planet […] lays with the collective and purposeful will of the people who shall not wait for another catastrophe."

- Beverly Longid

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