The Southwood Foundation has joined a diverse group of influential foundations based in the UK and Italy calling for decisive actions on climate, biodiversity and health in a joint open letter to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

In the lead up to the G7 and G20 meetings, the foundations called upon both leaders to make the global climate crisis, biodiversity and health key priorities of this year’s G7 and G20 summits. Priority areas for action include encouraging all G20 countries to commit to net-zero by 2050 at the latest and setting more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in line with Paris Agreement limit of 1.5C warming.

Signing the letter, Mark Southwood said, “All the foundations signing this letter agree that tangible progress and new commitments are essential at the G7 and G20 meetings, to ensure COP26 delivers the climate and biodiversity agenda we need. Action could not be more urgent.”

The full letter can be found here:


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