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Tyee Poll: Do You Think Meaningful Climate Action Will Come from COP26?

Leaders from around the world are gathered in Glasgow for COP26, the annual United Nations climate summit, discussing ways to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 C.

But many, including former BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, have said the window to hold the increase to 1.5 C rise has come and gone.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called the meetings “ blah blah blah,” amounting to all talk with little meaningful action.

Major issues on the COP26 table include coal use and overseas fossil fuel investment. Forty countries have pledged to stop burning coal to produce electricity, with deadlines in the 2030s and 2040s. But the pledge is non-binding and the biggest offenders, China and the United States, abstained.

Canada has proposed to ban thermal coal exports by 2030, but environmental activists are asking for immediate action.

These issues are critically important. But will COP26 bring real action? With this in mind, we want to ask:

Do you think meaningful climate action will come from COP26?

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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