Posts Tagged: cop 21

Dedication, Sustainability and Complicity

Reflections on a first day at COP 21   The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change “Conference of the Parties 21” (COP 21)’s official delegation areas, called the “blue area,” was my primary territory my first day in Paris. Accredited observers, delegates, and media contacts fill the hallways, display booths, meeting rooms, and side… Read more »

Why Paris? What’s happening? Why now?

By Gary Payton Reflection from day one from Gary Payton   More than once, I’ve been asked “why?” The question has come from loved family members, from friends, and from reporters.  At the core, the answer for me is found in Micah 6:8.  The Hebrew text tells us, “…and what does the Lord require of… Read more »

More on COP 21

Gary has landed in Paris and will be writing soon on his experiences so far. I leave in a few days and anticipate great learnings. In the meantime, we both continue to read and find information that we hope may help you, and us, as we prepare.   NRDC has this 4 page brief on… Read more »

A few articles leading up to Paris COP 21

As Gary, Bill and I prepare to be part of the observers at the Paris COP 21, we have done a lot of reading, thinking, and preparing.   Here are some things you might find interesting:   Front page news article on PC(USA) delegation and others from Kentucky, as KY Senators are part of blocking… Read more »

What risks will we take?

  As Gary wrote earlier, we are preparing as a small PCUSA delegation for the COP21 later this month (the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). It begins November 30 and ends December 11 in Paris, France. While I won’t be there the whole time… Read more »

Paris Lies Ahead: the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP21)

By Gary Payton   Paris lies ahead.  And, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) across the nation will be faithfully following developments of COP21, the shorthand for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Heads of State; national negotiators; leaders of global faith communities, environmental… Read more »

World Council of Churches Efforts on Climate Change

Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman, PC(USA) Coordinator for Mission Responsibility through Investment (MRTI), has long been at the table with WCC member churches working on earth care and climate justice. Attending every United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings since their inception, Bill and other WCC member communion representatives witness to the faith voice and moral… Read more »