Australia in green light to raise awareness for COP26

Buildings across the country have been lit up to commemorate the opening of the summit, spread awareness of its importance and encourage more people to become greener

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Buildings across Australia have been lit up green to mark the opening of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Yagan Square in Perth, The National Carillon, the British High Commissions in Canberra and British Consulate in Sydney were some of the places that cast a special light on the event.

Although the conference is being held in Scotland, certain panel events and discussions are also set to take place in Australia.

The aim of lighting up the buildings has been to raise more global awareness of what the summit is, why it is so critical and the changes everyone can make to become greener and mitigate climate change.

Vicki Treadell, UK High Commissioner to Australia, commented: “The symbolism of light is powerful, a projection of hope. Around Australia we are lighting up buildings to reflect the spirit of global unity needed to address climate change.

“Our partnership with our Australian friends, and how we follow up the commitments achieved at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, is essential to that unity & spirit of hope. Climate change affects us all and only by working together will we be able to ensure the future of our planet and our people.”

Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, added: “We are proud to be highlighting the start of the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow by turning Sydney Town Hall green and hope global leaders will set the legitimate, ambitious and necessary targets to tackle the greatest existential threat of our lifetime.”