We need real climate action urgently!
That must include stopping all airport expansions
COP 26 is the most important meeting of world leaders yet and it takes place in Glasgow in November. It is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties - the parties are governments from all over the world. We urgently need our governments, especially those from wealthy nations and with high emissions, to commit to credible action plans to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Why? In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a ‘code red’ warning to humanity about the real and present danger of climate catastrophe. They also told us how we can stop it - cut greenhouse gas emissions in half in the next 10 years. It’s as simple (and as difficult) as that. The aviation industry, including Leeds Bradford Airport, must play its part in meeting this challenge and that obviously means no airport expansion - anywhere!
Save the date - 6 November, Millennium Square, Leeds
From midday on Saturday 6 November, the first Saturday during the COP conference, there will be a march and rally in Millenium Square, Leeds. GALBA will join the event and we encourage all our local supporters to attend. This Facebook event will keep you updated. If you don’t live near Leeds, there’ll be a rally somewhere near you too - search Facebook for COP26 Coalition.
One of the key messages of the event on 6 November is that we must say no to false solutions, like carbon markets and risky unproven technologies - exactly what Jet Zero was all about! That’s why GALBA called on the government to make big changes to Jet Zero and include demand control measures, starting by stopping all UK airport expansions. So did academics from the University of Leeds in their letter to the Dept for Transport, which was published in The Times.