Climate change was prominent in the UK media during April, largely as the result of the activities of a group called Extinction Rebellion as well as Student Strikes for Climate began in March.
And climate change is increasingly recognized as a “threat multiplier” by scientists, political representatives, and civil society across the world. The United Nations Security Council held an open debate in January to discuss its concrete impact on peace and security, and focus on tangible ways to diminish the effects of global warming.
During March and April the United Nations Association Coventry Branch organised meetings between students who were on strike and city councillors. As a result the branch has re-launched Coventry Climate Action Network and created a website (CovCAN.uk) that will support its activities.
The Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will discuss how they can support this network at its meeting in May.