Global poll finds high support for climate leadership in Colombia, Kenya and Mexico

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To hear environmental defenders Danilo Rueda (Colombia), Nelly Madegwa (Kenya) and Valeria Villalobos (Mexico) speak on Saturday November 6, please register here.

A new global poll conducted for the BBC World Service finds that people want their government to play a leadership role in setting ambitious targets at the UN COP26 summit to address climate change as quickly as possible.

Overall, 56 per cent of people across 31 countries and territories want to see their government play a leadership role at COP26 now underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

Notably, that number is higher in Colombia (74 per cent), Kenya (72 per cent) Mexico (69 per cent) among many other countries.

PBI webinar, November 6

We will be featuring environmental human rights defenders from Colombia, Kenya and Mexico among other countries to talk about their frontline struggles for climate justice and their expectations of the UN COP26 summit.

It will feature Danilo Rueda (Colombia), Nelly Madegwa (Kenya) and Valeria Villalobos (Mexico) along with Juana Ramona Zuñiga (Honduras), Amaru Ruiz (Nicaragua) and Sandra Calel (Guatemala). It will also include a special introduction by United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David R. Boyd.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

As of this morning, 158 people have registered for this webinar. We hope that you will be able to join us to hear these frontline voices.

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