Without exception, all popular change management models tell us to expect resistance to change and for managing resistance to be planned for formally. Some models encourage us to complete a resistance to change plan identifying the likely sources of resistance, be that cohorts of people or general reactions to change activities completed, as part of the change or notions about the change. Additionally, we are advised...
COP26, if it goes the way of other summits will result in, as Greta Thunberg, puts it, "Blah, blah, blah." Revolutionary change is required in response to climate change. Evolutionary change is not enough.
Managing resistance should not be left to a plan to cope with those cohorts of people or individuals who resist change. It needs to be part of thinking about the change and how to minimise it in the first place.