THE FOUNDATION AT COP26
In October 2021, Rosamund led a delegation of mothers at COP26, to deliver a letter to Alok Sharma, the President of COP. The letter was addressed to Heads of State and delegates of the climate event, and was signed by nearly 500 groups from 44 countries. It was one of the biggest mobilisations of parents on any issue ever.
In the letter the parents called for an end to Governments financing new fossil fuels, due to the toxic pollution caused by burning them. They also highlighted the impact of air pollution on the health of children, and played a visibly moved Sharma a soundscape of a child struggling to breathe.
The World Health Organisation also issued a COP26 special report, The Health Argument for Climate Change, which they dedicated to Ella Roberta: In memory of Ella Kissi-Debrah – and all other children who have suffered and died from air pollution and climate change.
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