Committing to climate change

Published on: 6 September 2021

The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November.

The COP26 summit brings parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Paris Agreement’s long-term goal is to keep global temperature rise below 2°C from pre-industrial levels, with the hope to keep it as close to 1.5°C as possible. But at the moment, the world is on course to miss this target. That’s why many parties hope that COP26 will be an opportunity for countries to strengthen their commitment to taking action to reduce climate change.

Congregations are encouraged to make a commitment to greater action to address climate change in their own place of worship and community. Congregations and individuals are also encouraged to raise their voice to urge bolder actions from governments.

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