Countdown to COP
What is COP26?
The Paris Agreement stipulates that world leaders should meet regularly to address climate change at the Conference of Parties (COP). This is the event that forms the foundation of future climate agreements. The 2021 conference, COP26, takes place in Glasgow, Scotland beginning on October 31.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
This year’s conference is a critical summit for global action on climate. The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us it’s still possible to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees by cutting global emissions in half by 2030 in order to reach net zero emissions by 2050—but we have to act now. For the United States, passing the Build Back Better Act is essential to meeting our commitments, and positioning us to urge others to do the same at COP26.
What needs to happen before COP26?
Congress must pass the bold climate investments in the Build Back Better Act to set the stage for President Biden to lead at COP26—showing renewed American leadership on climate at this code red moment for humanity.
What can you do to help?
Contact your lawmakers in DC now to demand they pass the most ambitious climate legislation in American history. President Biden can’t show up to Glasgow empty-handed: we must pass bold, urgent climate action now.
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