The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) began Dec 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Among attendees are Presbyterians and ecumenical and interfaith partners.
PC(USA)-related observers this year will include Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman (former Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment and the Environmental Justice Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency), Rob Fohr (current Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment, Presbyterian Mission Agency), Sue Rheem (Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, Presbyterian Mission Agency), Christian Brooks (Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Mission Agency), Neddy Astudillo (member of Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee and staff with GreenFaith), Bee Moorhead (Director of Texas Impact), and Erica Nelson (Texas Impact and member of PC(USA) Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy).
We surround these negotiations with our prayers for meaningful action.
Here are a few snapshots from the field: