Cop26: Voters want international climate agreements to be made legally binding, poll finds

UK has ‘unique opportunity’ to drive change as host of Cop26 later this year, ministers told

Sunday 04 April 2021 17:36
<p>The Paris Agreement is largely not legally binding on countries</p>

The Paris Agreement is largely not legally binding on countries

A majority of voters want agreements on climate change to be made legally enforceable, with Britain given a “a unique opportunity” to push for the change when it hosts Cop26 later this year.

The government this week indicated it would go ahead with the key UN climate summit, which is due to be held in Glasgow in November after Covid-19 pushed its back by a year.

Three in five voters (58 per cent) say the resulting agreement from the summit should be made legally enforceable – unlike the bulk of the previous Paris Agreement.

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