COP26 President “We must ensure that we leave no issue and no one behind”

first_imgCOP26 President “We must ensure that we leave no issue and no one behind” Friends,It is fantastic to speak to you from Hanoi as you meet in session for the first time since COP25 in Madrid, almost 18 months ago.It is vital that we make this session count.Over the past months I have met and spoken with many world leaders, ministers, civil society organisations, chief executives of businesses, and youth representatives.And their message is clear – the world is watching us. It is watching our processes.We must step up our global response to the climate crisis.Demonstrating the same urgency as we are showing in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.This session represents a vital opportunity to make tangible progress within the UNFCCC process.It really cannot be about dusting off position papers from COP25 and resuming where we left off. We must take this opportunity to move beyond positional statements.And instead, we must work together, we must consolidate options and draft text that we can bring to COP26 for finalisation and adoption.We must put in these really hard miles of work now so we arrive in Glasgow having done our homework, ready to reach agreement that keeps 1.5 degrees within reach.Agreement that protects people and nature from the impacts of climate change. Agreement that mobilises finance, and agreement that encourages cooperation across borders and across society to deliver against the goals of the Paris Agreement.And we must ensure that we leave no issue and no one behind.I have utmost faith in all of you making full use of the coming weeks.And in the expert leadership of SB Chairs Marianne Karlsen and Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, with whom the UK and Chile continue to work extremely closely.And I would like to thank the SB Chairs, as well as my dear friend the Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, and her whole Secretariat team, for their efforts in organising this session.Particularly, their great work in addressing the very valid concerns raised on virtual working.And I would like to wish all of you the very best for this vital session.I look forward to reading the outputs of your collective efforts.Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Chile, climate change, climate crisis, coronavirus, Government, Hanoi, leadership, Madrid, pandemic, Paris, President, Secretary, Society, UK, UK Government, UNFCCClast_img

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