Volunteers with Greenpeace in south west London collected messages from people in Kingston to send to delegates attending the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November.

On Sunday (September 19), Greenpeace supporters from Richmond and Kingston took to Church Street in Kingston and collected the thoughts of people in town and their hopes for the key global summit on the climate crisis the UK is hosting in almost one month's time.

The climate campaign group are staging some 2,000 events like that seen in Kingston on Sunday to collect a vast array of messages from the public they hope will show the huge support for taking urgent action to address the climate crisis and end the use of fossil fuels.

"On Sunday, I joined other Greenpeace Kingston and Local Group volunteers to talk to people from the local area about the action they want our Government to lead at the Glasgow climate summit this autumn. We’ve seen a summer of extreme weather, with fires, heatwaves and floods causing hundreds of deaths across the world. And the recent UN report into climate change gave us the starkest warning yet that action is needed urgently," Johnathan from Kingston said.

"However, people I spoke to are positive that we can seize the moment provided by the climate conference and create a greener, fairer future for people in South West London and across the globe - if the UK Government leads by example. Come on Boris - be a climate leader, not a climate loser."

Climate campaigns including Greenpeace have pointed to the dangers of existing proposals for new drilling at the Cambo oil field in the North Sea while the UK looks to present itself as a leader on climate.

They want to see an immediate halt to all new fossil fuel projects, greater funding for the global south to decarbonize and moves to protect at least 30 per cent of land and sea by 2030.

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The latest Greenpeace actions follow a stunning new report on the climate crisis by the UN IPCC, which dubbed the global heating being witnessed around the world "Code Red" for humanity, warning there is precious little time to decarbonize the world economy to mitigate the most catastrophic effects.

The IPCC report said that the climate crisis will bring widespread devastation and extreme weather in the coming years, threaten the global food supply and fuel climate migration in unprecedented numbers.