Glasgow Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Towards COP26

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, is a crucial moment for governments to adopt the guidelines for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

This event can now be watched back here.

As members of faith communities, we have made significant contributions in addressing the immense challenges posed by climate change through advocacy, mobilisation, capacity building and education. While gathering around COP 26, it’s important for us to have a moment of sharing together.

This gathering aims to serve as a platform for faith communities attending COP26 to share their initiatives, concerns and hopes in their work for climate justice under a Talanoa Dialogue framework.

Talanoa dialogues are indigenous peoples from Fiji’s way of solving problems in their communities, and the Fijian Presidency of COP 23 introduced the concept to work on the most challenging issues. The methodology of the Talanoa Dialogue leads participants to address the following questions:

– Where are we?

– Where do we want to go?

– How do we get there?

This event will introduce an opening panel that will expose the different topics that will be available for conversation, followed by small-group Talanoa dialogues where participants will be able to exchange perspectives and thoughts. Faith for the Climate will be facilitating the small-group dialogue on loss and damage.

The dialogue will be followed by an interfaith spiritual service and a light shared meal.

We invite all faith-oriented participants and those who are interested to participate in this informal gathering.

The plenary discussion and the interfaith service will be livestreamed on Youtube and online participation in the small discussion groups will take place via Zoom.

Where is it?

The in-person event will be held at:

Garnethill Synagogue, 129 Hill Street, Glasgow, G3 6UB

This event is now past, but you can view the recordings at the link above.