Hundreds of representatives have walked out of the final day of the COP26 summit in protest at a lack of climate action.
Groups representing Indiginous people, farmers, women, and disabled people exited the venue en masse, demanding “just and urgent solutions to climate crisis,” and greater inclusions in negotiations.
A 3,000 word draft agreement published this morning mentioned fossil fuels just once.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said she was with hundreds of protesters, saying they had taken the action “really out of anger that they’ve not been included in many of the discussions.”
The new version of the draft COP26 agreement, published this morning, watered down language around fossil fuels, requiring countries to only phase out “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies, rather than phase out fossil fuel subsidies altogether.