RSPB today welcomed confirmation that Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for a crucial international climate summit in 2020

Allie McGregor

Tuesday 10 September 2019

RSPB Forsinard Flows; view from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, Highland, Scotland

The COP 26 summit will determine the next steps in the global response to the climate emergency.

Anne McCall, the Director of RSPB Scotland, said: “This is a hugely exciting announcement for Scotland and an unmissable chance for the Scottish and UK Governments to help lead the world in tackling the nature and climate emergency.

“While climate change is one of the biggest threats to nature, it is also increasingly clear that nature-based solutions such as restoring our peatlands, planting native woodlands in the right places and enhancing our coastal and wetland habitats will have a vital role to play in solving the climate crisis. Scotland is already delivering some world-leading projects that are bringing major benefits to our climate and nature, but like all countries, there is much, much more to do to deliver the transformational change needed.

“COP 26 will be a major opportunity for all countries to make commitments to invest in nature and climate solutions that will halt our runaway climate breakdown and restore the biodiversity on which human life depends. We must show leadership and act now.”

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