Posts Tagged: climate change

Statement on Biodiversity COP16 and Climate COP29

Ahead of two major UN environmental conferences and responding to the intertwined biodiversity and climate crises, the World Council of churches has released a statement that calls upon churches, among others, to learn from Indigenous spiritualities and practices that safeguard biodiversity as well as to mobilise communities of faith to exert pressure and build political… Read more »

National Faith + Climate Forum Unites Over 1,400 Participants to Strengthen Congregations Through Creation Care

April 16, 2024 – Nationwide, US — Press Release The National Faith + Climate Forum assembled an unprecedented gathering of faith community members committed to build thriving congregations through care for creation with faith-driven action. Drawing more than 1,400 registrants nationwide gathered online and in person at 70 locations from California to Maine, this forum… Read more »

COP28 Wrap Up

The provisional total for the 28th Conference on the Parties (COP28) suggests that 97,372 delegates registered to attend the summit in person. With a further 3,074 attending virtually, this takes the overall total to 100,446. These numbers easily make the Dubai event the largest COP in history. The first climate COP – held in Berlin… Read more »

Food and Agriculture at COP28

Several major announcements were made during Food, Agriculture and Water Day at COP28, demonstrating that many stakeholders and individual governments are committed to taking bold food-based climate action and restoring critical freshwater ecosystems. Joao Campari, Global Food Practice Leader,  from the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) said: “Food systems transformation has certainly been a core agenda item at… Read more »

Interfaith Liaison Committee call to COP28

As previously mentioned here, on November 30, 2023, the first day of COP28- the UN climate conference- in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, people of faith, including members of the PC(USA) COP delegation gathered at Christ Church, Jebal Ali, to hold a Talanoa dialogue, helping to define the call from people of faith to COP28.8 December… Read more »

COP28 Reaches Midpoint

Despite a commendable start of COP28 with the operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund, the first week at COP28 ended yesterday with a stall on some of the most critical issues. Negotiators from the almost 200 countries gathered in Dubai are handing over their work to their countries’ ministers for the next stage in… Read more »

Vulnerability and Climate Finance

Group of protestors at COP28 hold blue Loss and Damage signs By Niko Humalisto, originally appeared here. The distribution of the $100-billion-dollar climate finance commitment sparks competition among developing countries vying to be primary recipients of support. Notably, many African least developed countries (LDCs) haven’t received aid from the key UN fund for climate action. Prioritising these limited finances for actions yielding the most benefits aligns with the… Read more »

Fossil fuel phase-out on the table at COP28

Countries at the COP28 climate conference are considering calling for a formal phase-out of fossil fuels as part of the U.N. summit’s final deal to tackle global warming, a draft negotiating text seen on Tuesday shows. (To track negotiation drafts texts at COP28 click here.)DECEMBER 5: General view of “Don’t Fuel The Fire: Fossil Fuels Phase Out”… Read more »

Will world leaders at COP28 care for Creation?

The UN climate summit, COP28, is just beginning. Over the next two weeks world leaders will take decisions which will affect our future. As Christians, we believe that we have duty to care for Creation as we should care for our neighbors and ensure that hope is kept alive. I do hope that world leaders… Read more »

Plan now to attend Oct 28 online free Climate Ambassador Training!

We are partnering with Blessed Tomorrow to offer a live, virtual Climate Ambassador Training on October 28th, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm ET / 9am – 1pm PT. The training equips you with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and take action on climate change in your home, neighborhood, place of worship, community,… Read more »