Our briefing for politicans at the COP21 climate summit

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Our briefing for politicans at the COP21 climate summit

27 November 2015

Over the next two weeks, almost 150 nations and 25,000 delegates meet in Paris for a Climate Summit (COP21) to try to get to a climate deal which will limit global warming to 2°C. The stakes are high and so are our hopes.

Dry Earth, Chalbi Desert, Kenya. The Chalbi Desert was part of Lake Turkana. As the lake receded due to climate change, the desert was formed. Photo taken by Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide.

Concern will be there – joining forces with our Alliance2015 partners and others – in calling for a fair and ambitious deal that delivers for the poorest and most vulnerable of our world. These are the people who did nothing to create the problems of climate change but whose lives are so often and so terribly affected by our collective failure to tackle it. Drought, floods, cyclones and storms  –  ever more persistent and ever more irregular – weaken their ability to withstand shocks and stresses over time. The time for action is now!

Download Concern’s COP21 Briefing Paper (below) which explains our work in the areas of climate resilience and adaptation, and our recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process. 

For further information, read also our Alliance2015 Joint Statement for COP21 which outlines commitments to be made and action to be taken in the following areas:

  • mitigation
  • adaptation
  • loss and damage and climate change-induced migration
  • emissions from agriculture
  • transparent and reliable climate finance

Find out more

Download a copy of this resource

Dry Earth, Chalbi Desert, Kenya. The Chalbi Desert was part of Lake Turkana. As the lake receded due to climate change, the desert was formed. Photo taken by Jennifer Nolan / Concern Worldwide.

Our briefing for politicans at the COP21 climate summit

Over the next two weeks, almost 150 nations and 25,000 delegates meet in Paris for a Climate Summit ( COP21 ) to try to get to a climate deal which will limit global warming to 2°C. The stakes are high and so are our hopes.