Amsterdam, The Netherlands – In reaction to the UN today delaying the global climate conference in Glasgow (known as COP26) which was scheduled for November, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer Morgan, said:

“The COVID-19 response has to be resilient for our health and climate. The goal of governments now is to care for their citizens, stabilise and rebuild – and they must do so in a way that creates a just and climate-safe world, because environmental health and our own well-being are dependent on each other. COP26 being put on hold should make governments double down on their efforts to ensure a green and just way forward in handling this health crisis and the climate emergency. Going back to ‘business as usual’ is completely unacceptable: this pandemic shows there are huge lessons to be learned about the importance of listening to science and the need for urgent collective global action.”


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