Climate Change

Climate change: What should be the Agenda at COP26 Glasgow? Sunita Narain explains

Published: Tuesday 02 November 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change started November 1, 2021 in Glasgow with much more media attention than the previous attentions. World leaders, including India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flagged off the fortnight. Now, the question is, what awaits the world at the end of the event?

The global community must ensure that this make-or-break opportunity is not wasted. So, what needs to be done? That’s what Sunita Narain, climate change activist and Director-General of new Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, delineates in this video. The focus should be on six agenda items that need immediate attention and rectification in order the to reach a fair and just climate change agreement. But foremost, any agreement on climate change has to be based on environmental justice.

“This is not about charity, but about fixing what has been broken, in the interests of all. There cannot be an effective or ambitious climate agreement without it being equitable and fair. It’s a pre-requisite,” Narain had earlier said in an editorial for Down To Earth.

Read: Agenda for CoP26


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