On 1 November, the 26th yearly Conference of Parties (COP) on Climate Change begins in Glasgow. What do you think needs to happen, and what will be decided?
COP26 will see the governments of the world discussing and agreeing actions to tackle the climate crisis. These are expected to include the phasing out of coal, ending deforestation, switching to electric vehicles and investing more in renewable energy.
The UK government has stressed that consumer support and change is critical to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. But our research shows that half of consumers want it to be more ambitious.
Obstacles to going green
As we’ve found in previous investigations, there are too many obstacles right now for most of us to really ‘go green’; from a lack of electric car charging to a lack of sustainable home heating methods.
Our latest investigation also found that more needs to be done to make sure green energy tariffs aren’t just marketing spin.
It starts with governments and businesses. They need to lead the way by making it easy and affordable for everyone to take steps to be greener. Only then can the nation make the big changes needed to reach net-zero as soon as possible.
Driving necessary change
Which? is here to support and help you make sustainable choices, highlighting Eco Buys and other ways you can reduce your environmental impact. And we’ll also continue to work with the government and businesses to drive the drastic but necessary change, in a way that’s right for you and all UK consumers.
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What meaningful action do you think needs to come out of COP26? What should governments and consumers be doing to make serious progress against climate change?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments.