As climate change is affecting the poorest in our communities (both locally and globally) and those without a voice (future generations and animals and plant species), many Christians feel compelled to speak out for climate justice.
Prayer for COP27 November 2022
This summer the UK has felt the very real impact of our changed climate with unprecedented 40 degree temperatures, wildfires and drought. Global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is imperative and yet individual nations can find it hard to commit to the economic and social polices required. Each year the COP27 international climate change talks try to bring about this collaboration to protect for our global home, God’s earth. Join others across the diocese in praying daily for the talks that will be taking place from 6th-18th November in Egypt.
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Read more about the COP27 International Climate Change talks here.
Climate Justice and International Climate Change Talks
“For COP, we need concrete action now mainly from the finance institutions supported by regulation I think, to let low carbon investment blossom and fossil fuel investments drop to nothing. Things like border tax adjustments, announcements on coal, electric car charging. money flows to adaptation in hard hit countries and decisions on offsetting... the list goes on, but it needs to happen now and not wait.”
Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestly International Centre, University of Leeds and a lead author of the IPCC reports
See our interview with Prof Piers Forster above.
What can our church do?
Hope for the Future provides resources and support to help your church and community speak with your MP about climate justice.
On a visit to Fiji over a year ago for the Regional Primates’ Meeting of the Oceania Region, I saw how climate change has already begun to impact the lives of local people. One of them told me, and these are words I will never forget, "For you Europeans, climate change is a problem for the future. For us it is a problem of everyday survival".
Archbishop Justin Welby