Brussels, 2 November 2021/OACPS: In the margins of the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) released a statement from OACPS Leaders on Climate Action for COP26 on 1 November 2021, in Glasgow.

Noting the stark findings of the recent IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2021 Report, the Statement stresses that COP26 needs to deliver increased ambition and action if the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global warming to well below 2 and preferably to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels, is to be achieved.

Encouraging other countries to join them in promoting ambitious climate action, the Leaders Statement calls for COP26 to send a strong political signal and commitment to deliver a number of key priorities.

Click HERE to read the full OACPS Leaders Statement for COP26.