COP26: Future generations will pay the price if leaders don't act now on climate change - YEP Comment

The climate change gauntlet is today being thrown down to world leaders.

Sunday, 31st October 2021, 11:45 am

The eyes of millions of viewers - and readers - will be on the United Nations’ COP26 summit, which gets under way today.

The annual conference will take a deep dive on climate change in a bid to “accelerate action” towards reducing global emissions.

This newspaper has seen pledge upon pledge made for climate change action by authorities not just in Leeds but across the nation.

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Campaigners arriving at Glasgow Green on October 30, to raise awareness of the climate crisis and demand a fair deal at COP26. Picture: PA Wire.

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Make no mistake, climate change is not a myth.

It’s time for the nation - and the world - to take collective action.

If we don’t, future generations will surely pay the price.