Responding to the news that the climate talks in Bonn and Glasgow have been postponed, Christian Aid's Global Climate Lead, Dr Kat Kramer, said:
“The decision to delay is sensible. We don’t want to worsen the Covid-19 emergency by holding a meeting to tackle the climate emergency. But likewise, it’s important we don’t let the response to Covid-19 undermine efforts to address the climate crisis. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that emergencies require urgent and concerted action.
“Many of the most vulnerable people in the world are already living through one emergency and climate impacts only increase this vulnerability. Countries still need to submit their enhanced climate plans by the end of year to be in line with the scientific imperative of limiting heating increases to 1.5C.
“The impending economic stimulus plans being marshalled by countries must be climate smart to ensure they don’t fix one problem by exacerbating another.”
Press release URL: https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-response-to-un-climate-talks-postponementnbsp/