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Over 4,000 supporter signatures delivered to Prime Minister

Today, our 3.2.1 campaign petition was delivered to the Prime Minister at Downing Street. We’re so thankful that over 4,000 of you came together to call for climate action ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow in a few weeks’ time. Representatives from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu faiths gathered in London this morning to call on the Prime Minister to take urgent action to combat climate change. 

You may remember our campaign launch earlier this summer, when a Boris Johnson look-alike took part in a race against time with young SCIAF supporter Olivia McKibbin. Since then, 4,080 of you added your signature in just a few short months.

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As a reminder, our campaign “3 asks. 2 weeks. 1 planet” calls on the UK government to:  

  • Pay to protect the poorest communities on climate change: Make sure financial support is given to those impacted by climate change so they can adapt and recover. 
  • Act now to stop runaway climate change: Make sure world leaders commit to keeping rises in global temperatures below the disastrous 1.5°C threshold. 
  • Listen to those on the frontline of the climate crisis: Make sure that people worst affected by the crisis are at the heart of the climate talks. 

A crucial part of our petition is ensuring that voices from the frontline of the climate emergency are heard at COP26.  

Geraldine Hill, our Advocacy Manager said: 

“The voices of over 4,000 Scots have been delivered today to the Prime Minister, joining in a chorus of tens of thousands calling for action from around the UK.  

“The poorest communities in the world have been hit hardest by the climate emergency. SCIAF’s supporters have made their voices heard and expectations are now on Boris Johnson and world leaders to take action in Glasgow.”   

Young SCIAF supporter Olivia McKibbin helped launch the petition in August and is one of the 4,080 signatories. Olivia told us today: 

“If our leaders don’t take urgent action on climate change then nothing else matters. The things that our governments deem important now will be worthless when we cannot breathe the air that’s around us.” 

Check out our Guide to COP and our COP events page to stay up-to-date with all things COP26.