What does the world want from COP26?

We asked experts around the world to tell us one issue that must be tackled at COP26. Here is what they have said.

The World Today Published 1 October 2021 2 minute READ


‘Far too often we see delegates and scientists come together, discuss climate issues while leaving out some of those most affected, like Indigenous peoples. It is crucial to uphold Indigenous sovereignty and rights and ensure the solutions created do not continue to perpetuate colonial violence. Climate policy must standardize the inclusion of Indigenous peoples as decision-makers and rightsholders’
– Rebecca Sinclair, Policy Analyst, Indigenous Climate Action

United States:

‘The developed world must commit to some kind of carbon pricing or regulation – something tight enough to persuade the global business community that it will be increasingly expensive to burn fossil fuels in the future. Only real commitment can generate the sense of urgency we need if we are to address the climate crisis’ 
– Rebecca Henderson, Economist and Harvard professor

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