Dr Jane Goodall announced as COP26 Advocate

With the crucial COP26 summit fast approaching, seen by many as our last big chance to tackle climate change, Dr Jane Goodall has been announced as Advocate and will be speaking to World Leaders about the vital relationship between nature and climate.

The COP26 conference takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, from the 1st to the 12th of November. Representatives from countries around the world will make binding decisions about pollution, climate, nature and conservation that will shape the way our plant evolves and deals with climate change over the next decades.

Dr Goodall is a leading voice in conservation, an expert in animal behaviour, a UN Messenger of Peace, and of course founder of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots.


She has always been passionate about sharing and engaging people with the importance of the connection between all living things, and the collective power of individual action.

“I am honoured to be given the title of COP26 Advocate.” She says. “We have come to a turning point in our relationship with the natural world. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we must change our ways.”

“In my 87 years, I have seen the ice melting in Greenland and the glaciers vanishing on Mount Kilimanjaro and around the world. Forests are disappearing – deforestation means we are losing one of the lungs of the world.”

“It is crucial that world leaders come together at COP26 to take urgent action to protect our planet.”

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma welcomes Dr Jane Goodall as Advocate.

“At the heart of Dr Goodall’s incredible career is showing why the protection of the natural environment and species matters to people and the planet.”

“This focus on protecting communities and natural habitats is a key goal for COP26 and so I am delighted Dr Goodall will be working with us and sharing her expertise as we head into the crucial 100 days before Glasgow.”


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