A Green Digest Of Biden’s Climate Summit
On June 1st the Global Greens COP26 Working Group hosted an international virtual forum. The forum was a response to the recent Earth Day Summit convened by US President Biden and will interrogate whether the commitments made by the US and other nations at the Summit are enough to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
This Virtual Forum detailed various Green responses to commitments made at the Earth Day Climate Summit. The broad consensus is that much deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are required as we proceed to COP26 in Glasgow. There can be no further delay.
Speakers addressed the need for faster reductions in greenhouse emissions and for the industrial polluter nations to dramatically increase climate reparations to assist the Global South. Responding powerfully to this Climate Crisis is the only solution.
The Forum was moderated by Davene Chávez, Sustainable Development Engineer and representative of the Green Party of Mexico to the Young Greens of the Americas.
Dr. Jill Stein, Presidential Candidate 2012 and 2016 and former leader of the Green Party of the United States;
Mohamed Awad, President of the Egyptian Green Party, Vice President of the African Green Federation;
Professor Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist, Director of the Climate Science Centre, Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University.