The Guardian has worked with the Mirror and media outlets abroad to co-publish an editorial calling for urgent action on the climate crisis
Published today (15 November), the joint editorial coincides with Cop27’s energy day and other high-level talks, including the G20 Leaders’ Summit.
The piece argues for cooperation on a global level and calls for a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies, debt relief for the world’s poorest countries and increased spending to tackle the crisis. “This is no time for apathy or complacency”, it says.
A number of media outlets across the world have published the leader, including places on the frontline of the crisis, such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe and the US.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media, said: “With Cop27 taking place in Egypt, we wanted to publish an ambitious editorial that highlights how strongly many different news organisations, and our readers, feel about the climate crisis.
“This joint editorial is a powerful demonstration of how news organisations around the world can come together to collaborate in the public interest.”
Alison Phillips, editor of the Daily Mirror, said: “At the Mirror we remain hopeful that if we work together we can fight the effects of climate change.
“This leader reminds us all that it is the poorest who will suffer most if we don’t act, something I know will resonate with our readers.”
Natalie Hanman, Guardian News and Media’s head of environment, added: “My hope is that in speaking with one voice, we remind people that this is a global crisis, threatening all of us. It’s now imperative that world leaders listen, and act.”