06 Nov Day 6 COP26
FORESTS, LAND USE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE (Nature and Oceans Day)
About one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry and other land-use, highlighting the urgency to act for more sustainable food systems.
Twenty-six nations set out new commitments to change their agricultural policies to become more sustainable and less polluting, and to invest in the science needed for sustainable agriculture and for protecting food supplies against climate change.
100 high-profile companies from a range of sectors committed to becoming ‘Nature Positive’. Commitments include supermarkets pledging to cut their environmental impact across climate and nature-loss and fashion brands guaranteeing the traceability of their materials.
10 new countries signing up to the ‘30by30’ target to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030.
Presenting a position paper endorsed by 40,000 people, youth representatives urged world leaders to consider young people’s demands in climate talks
“Glaciers are moving faster than leaders”
UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh, the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world, shared the impacts of climate change he has witnessed at sea. “When I did my first swim in the Arctic, the water was 3°C. I went back recently in summer, the water is now 10°C,” he said.
Over 250 Global days for climate justice took place around the world, in addition to a digital global rally, including one in Guernsey