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Young people are instrumental in climate change decision-making now more than ever as COP26 draws to a close in Glasgow. Young climate activists from across the Commonwealth shone a light on just how critical youth are at a series of events organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme at this year’s COP but demanded world leaders need to take more action beyond the annual conference.

View news - Commonwealth youth voice their climate concerns amongst world leaders at COP26 and demand action for the survival of our planet

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has appealed to world leaders attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 to close the gap in ongoing negotiations this week in Glasgow, with millions of lives and livelihoods on the line in climate vulnerable countries.

View news - Commonwealth Secretary-General calls on leaders to “dig deeper” in climate talks for the sake of vulnerable nations

Breaking the world’s reliance on fossil fuels and accelerating the global uptake of renewable energy will play a decisive role in diminishing the threat of global warming to the survival of life on earth, according to experts. But turning the vision into reality will demand unwavering political will and, critically, massive investment, which can no longer be shouldered solely by aid and development partners.

View news - Mobilising the ‘Tools’ for renewable energy investment in the Seychelles