Beginning on the 31st of October, almost 30,000 world leaders and delegates from over 200 countries have met in Glasgow for 2 weeks to discuss about climate change and how they collectively plan to tackle the rapidly increasing problem. With 6 days left of this hugely important event, crucial decisions have already been made about how different countries plan to tackle and reduce the impact, effects, and speed of climate change over roughly the next 10 years and beyond. The biggest decision that has been released and agreed on so far is that over 100 countries have agreed to cut methane emissions, which is one of the biggest contributing gases to climate change by 30% by 2030. Also, world leaders from over 100 countries have also agreed to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. One of the main goals from this summit has been to secure net zero by 2050 and to keep 1.5 degrees  within reach.

With another week still yet to come, further crucial decisions are expected to be made. Many argue this cop26 summit meeting is absolutely crucial for the younger generation and future of the planet as we know it. If crucial decisions aren’t made to reduce the speed and impact of climate change, climate change could hugely affect the younger generations and the future of our planet. However, despite the relatively positive decisions which have been made and agreed so far, thousands are still arguing it is all talk and no rapid actions are actually being put in place. Tens of thousands have attended a protest this week held in London and Glasgow to demand faster action on climate change. These protests have spread across the country and worldwide, particularly by younger generations who are urging world leaders to step up and put in place faster action in order to fight climate change, as argue this will mainly affect them and their futures, with many calling it an ‘existential crisis’ for the younger generation.

Great Thunberg who is an 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist has attended cop26 in Glasgow and has challenged world leaders to take a more sufficient and immediate action on climate change. She has already argued that the cop26 summit ‘has been a failure’ and ‘a global greenwash festival’ as argues Governments are discussing these crucial decisions, but in order to benefit themselves and without putting any drastic decisions in place immediately. She also argues the voices of younger generations and those who are affected the most from this climate crisis, are being unheard and not being given the opportunity to speak out and voice their opinion. Consequently, she argues this cop26 summit has been and will continue to be a failure, if world leaders don’t step up and put more drastic action in place immediately.