Press release

COP26 ministerial: Action will speak louder than words say Christian Aid

Responding to today’s COP26 ministerial meeting on development and climate change, Christian Aid’s UK Advocacy & Policy Lead, Jennifer Larbie, said:
“It was good to see the spirit behind this meeting, the climate crisis is international development in reverse so addressing the triple pandemic of climate, Covid and developing country debt is an important step.  But ultimately the conference will be judged by the action taken and commitments delivered.
“If the UK is going to be a credible leader on climate and an effective host of COP26 it needs to restore the aid budget, ensure that unpayable debts are cancelled and commit the finance needed to help poorer nations adapt to a changing climate.”