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ActionAid responds to the shocking level of exclusion at COP26

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It's shocking that so much of civil society cannot observe the negotiations

Glasgow, 2nd November 2021 – ActionAid International responds to COP26 preventing the majority of civil society from observing negotiations during the Climate Leaders’ Summit 

Teresa Anderson, Climate Policy Coordinator at ActionAid International, says: “It’s outrageous that only four people out of the thousands of environmental organisations that have travelled to Glasgow, can watch negotiations today. COP26 was billed as ‘the most inclusive COP ever’ but we have never experienced anything like this shocking level of exclusion. 

“Preventing civil society from watching governments and holding them accountable could have real climate consequences with communities on the frontline of the climate crisis suffering the most. Even though this is a critical moment for the planet’s future, it’s becoming harder than ever to hold polluters’ feet to the fire.” 


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