Encouraged by the youth and communities we work with on projects such as CEYOU, and MLC, Pontydysgu recently added our voice to Climate Cymru, an important and worthwhile campaign to represent 50,000 voices from Wales at COP26 this November in Glasgow.
The campaign is centred around meaningful and just action to address the climate emergency, and will gather voices from all areas and demographics of Welsh society. As partners or people sign up, they tell Climate Cymru what is important to them and the responses received will shape the campaign’s communication and advocacy at COP26. Ultimately, the people of Wales own the message.
As the impacts of climate change escalate, a lot is at stake both in Wales and around the world. As hosts of COP26, it is especially important for the UK Government to show leadership in combating climate change. Wales has an important part to play, and the campaign aims to make sure the Welsh and UK government are showing leadership with meaningful, evidence-based and just commitments at COP26. A key focus is to ensure that the often under-represented areas and demographics of Wales have a meaningful opportunity to contribute and are considered as we make the changes to our society that we need to.
It’s super quick and easy to add your voice as an individual here climate.cymru/add-your-voice, and the campaign also has options for businesses, non profit organisations or ambassadors who can get more active with the campaign if they wish. They are building an increasingly impressive network of climate conscious organisations from all sectors and areas around Wales, which presents an opportunity to connect to other organisations and drive climate agenda in the future too. You can also keep up with the campaign on social media: facebook, instagram and twitter and of course, share this post with your network if you feel like this is something you are supportive of.
Find out more about why we joined Climate.Cymru here