COP26: Cycling fights climate change
At the beginning of November, the world’s attention will be on Glasgow as world leaders descend upon the city for the United Nations COP26 climate summit.
On 6 November, during the COP26 conference, Cycling UK joined millions of others in a day of global action, to tell governments that cycling offers huge potential to cut climate emissions, and that active travel must be urgently embraced as part of the solution to the climate crisis.
Transport is the UK's biggest polluting sector, accounting for 27% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.
This can be significantly reduced if more people are enabled to cycle more often.
COP26 should provide the impetus for local and national governments to urgently and significantly increase their investment in cycling, to deliver comprehensive and safe networks of cycle lanes, and to enable people to choose to cycle for their everyday journeys.
We know that cycling fights climate change - it's time for our politicians to make that possible.