As part of effort to save humanity from looming effects of climate change, about 120 leaders came together in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday to launch two weeks of global negotiations to help determine and drive forward an urgent action.

This was the crux of discussions at the World Leaders Summit at the ongoing Climate Change Conference (COP26), where major emitting countries met face to face with countries most vulnerable to climate change.

According to the global leaders, an urgent action had become imperative especially as the world has begun to experience record temperatures and extreme weather, which has pushed the planet dangerously close to the precipe.

COP26 President Alok Sharma called for immediate action and solidarity to ensure Glasgow delivers on the promise of Paris.

According to Sharma: “The science is clear that the window of time we have to keep the goal of 1.5℃ alive , and to avoid the worst effects of climate change, is closing fast. But with political will and commitment, we can, and must, deliver an outcome in Glasgow the world can be proud of.”

Campaigner and Kenyan environment and climate activist, Elizabeth Wathuti said: “We need you to respond with courage to the climate and ecological crisis… for these next two weeks – which are so critical for the children, for our species, for so many other living beings – let us step into our hearts.”

Also leading the charge, Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poet, whose specially commissioned poem Earth to COP…

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