• Seven more ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors join St Asaph adventurer, Ash Dykes, ahead of COP26 Summit in November, with the search on for six more
  • The newly announced Ambassadors including Melissa Wilson (GB rower), Siobhan McKenna (ReJean Denim) and Cathy Yitong Li (youth activist) will form part of the final 26 ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors
  • These UK citizens and businesses are inspiring and calling on people to take greener steps for the environment

The public has selected a further seven ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors from across the UK who are going above and beyond to tackle climate change. They will join the existing 13 Ambassadors, inspiring the public to go one step greener and having their stories showcased at COP26.

St Asaph adventurer, Ash Dykes, was named as part of the first tranche of Ambassadors in August due to his work in raising awareness of climate change during his expeditions, which include walking the length of the Yangtze River in China.

Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said:

Together we have made huge strides towards securing a greener future and there are thousands of people across Wales doing their part. COP26 and the ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassador programme represents a great opportunity to showcase the steps that people are taking in tackling climate change.

As we approach the COP26 summit there will be more young people across Wales who can join Ash as a fantastic example of a climate leader and I hope we receive further nominations ahead of the closing deadline so they can be recognised for their work.

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma said:

In just under a month, the UK will host the crucial UN climate change conference COP26 in Glasgow to bring countries together to commit to urgent global climate action. We are leading the way in the UK – as we become pioneers in new clean technologies, we create thousands of good jobs, clean investment in local communities, and a brighter future for generations to come.

There are also thousands of communities across the country doing their bit too. So in the lead up to COP26, we are celebrating the steps people across the UK are already taking and our One Step Greener Ambassadors are leading the charge by inspiring and encouraging the nation to join in.

The other seven Ambassadors announced today include Cathy Yitong Li (youth activist), Melissa Wilson (Team GB rower), Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi Fongue (clean champions), Maria Antonieta Nestor (A Toy’s Life and Beyond), Siobhan McKenna (founder of ethical fashion brand ReJean Denim), Clare Every (vegan food blogger) and Aamir Khan (eco conscious business owner).

The ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors are continuing the nationwide search for the remaining six who will represent their country and have their stories showcased at COP26 – which aims to be the most inclusive COP ever.

People can nominate themselves or others in their communities who they think are making a big difference in the fight against climate change. Those nominated could be family members, friends, colleagues, community leaders or entrepreneurs: anyone who is taking action to tackle climate change and inspiring others to follow in their green footsteps. Nominate by visiting here.

The full list of ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors from across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England includes Aamir Khan (eco-conscious business owner), Maria Antonieta Nestor (A Toy’s Life and Beyond), Melissa Wilson (GB rower), Clare Every (vegan food blogger), Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi Fongue (clean champions), Siobhan McKenna (ReJean Denim), Cathy Yitong Li (youth activist), Dame Jackie Daniel (NHS), Alice Powell (Envision Virgin Racing), Hugo Chambers (Sainsbury’s), Jasmine Allen (SSE), Toby McCartney (MacRebur), Sara Thomson (The Leith Collective), James Lloyd-Jones (Jones Food Company), Emer Rafferty (youth environmentalist), Ade Adepitan (Paralympic medalist and TV presenter) , Max La Manna (low-waste chef), Rob Thompson (Odyssey Innovation), Ash Dykes (adventurer and extreme athlete) and Buffy Boroughs (Green Gathering Festival).

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