COP26 is a critical moment in human history, says Tina Rothery and Rupert Read of GreensCAN. The summit holds the potential to avert the climate crisis, but this can only occur if significant policy changes are made. The pair lay out 10 tests that they believe COP26 must meet, and outline further action that citizens can take if these are not met.
Rupert Read is a professor of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, and the author of several books. In this article he argues that our political leaders can’t be relied upon to deliver at COP26, and inevitably change will be up to the people.
Prof Rupert Read from the University of East Anglia will attend the 26th climate ‘COP’ in Glasgow knowing it’s almost certain to fail us but hopeful that its failure will provide something even more necessary - a massive wakeup call for humanity.
Rupert Read reflects on Insulate Britain’s M25 protests, encouraging the group to shift towards a more positive strategy in order to gain public support.
If humanity is to escape unmitigated catastrophe, mass climate action is needed. Our power lies in our shared values
"Imagine electoral politics not just affected by the agenda-shifting caused by the radical flank, but materially-altered by the presence inside it of a growing ‘moderate’ flank." Rupert Read and Laura Baldwin explore the need for a ‘moderate flank’ in climate activism, as exemplified by the Greens Climate Activist Network (GreensCAN).