Stand up for Wales at the UN Climate Talks - a blog
Published: 1 Jul 2021
The UN Climate Talks are in Glasgow this November. The lead up to this important event is the perfect opportunity to tell our leaders to protect the Wales we love from the climate and nature emergencies. Jennifer, an Ambassador for the Climate Cymru coalition, tells us about their campaign to gather voices from all over Wales, so we can make sure our voices are heard by the people in power.
I recently joined Climate Cymru as an Ambassador because I want to protect the Welsh environment for future generations. This inclusive campaign puts Welsh voices at the heart of everything it aims to achieve.
We all know that Wales is a fantastic place to live and work, but the ongoing nature and climate crisis has a knock-on effect on how we will live our lives in the future.
We are aiming to take 50,000 voices to the Senedd before the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow, to represent what Wales really has to say. From wildlife, sea to woodlands, let’s protect the Wales we love.
Here is how you can get involved…
What is Climate Cymru?
The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
Climate Cymru is a campaign which aims to gather voices from across Wales and take them to the Senedd before this important event.
Our aim is to take people’s views to the leaders of Wales, by gathering everyone’s thoughts on why protecting Wales in the nature and climate crisis is important to them.
Once we reach 50,000 voices, we can apply democratic pressure on the Welsh and UK Government to make meaningful, evidence-based, and fair commitments at the UN Climate Talks.
We want to make real change happen, and it starts with engaging with diverse, Welsh communities and taking these to the Senedd.
Why should you get involved?
People of Wales own this message – it is not from one person alone!
The discussions which will take place at the UN Climate Talks will have a huge impact on the future of Wales.
It is important to reach as many people as we can before COP26 takes place, so we can show our elected representatives what matters to us.
Wales is made up of so many fantastic communities. This inclusive campaign is the perfect way to add your voice and speak up for our future.
What difference will it really make?
The campaign has already gained momentum and caught the eye of influential leaders in Wales. We have the opportunity to potentially shape legislation and focus government funding into sustainable environmental projects.
What are we doing?
Influencing leaders: taking an active part in conservations around climate and nature and demonstrating public support for action.
Contributing to raising the profile of COP26 and building momentum for climate action globally: A part of a much larger movement, build-up, during and after COP26, digitally and physically.
Inspiring and educating the people of Wales: Bringing these issues back up the agenda and into a priority for the wider population.
One of our leading achievements is having built connections with more than 130 cross-sector climate conscious organisations, and receiving diverse engagement from people from all backgrounds and political parties.
Many Welsh organisations support the campaign such as WWF Cymru, Oxfam Cymru, RSPB Cymru and Friends of the Earth Cymru.
If you are a business who would like to get involved then you can sign up here.
You can read more about our most recent updates here.
We are also working with schools, you can find more information here.
Adding your voice is really easy and takes less than 30 seconds to do!
Visit our website and add your voice here.