2021 is a crucial year for climate action. The 26th UN Conference of Parties (COP) on climate change, to be held in Glasgow in November, is an opportunity to keep the world below 1.5 degrees of warming that must not be missed.
Faith groups in the UK are working towards this historic conference via the COP Faiths Task Group. We are working together to help ensure that COP26 makes a real difference and helps the world to combat catastrophic climate change.
Contact Shanon Shah, Director, Faith for the Climate. To join the task group or for questions about its specific plans and objectives, contact Rachel Mander, COP26 Liaison Lead, Faith for the Climate.
In these pages, you will find regular updates and background information about our priorities:
We will be posting updates on actions, events, and resources related to our work on COP26 in the coming weeks and months – come back soon!
As people of faith in the UK, we commit to seek change within ourselves and our communities for the care of our planet.
As communities of faith in the UK, we are calling on the government to raise its ambitions in responding to the climate crisis.
Download (and share!) our Advocacy Principles.
Come back soon for updates and details of our advocacy asks, actions and how you can get involved.
Faith groups in Scotland have an admirable track record of helping to host international events, most recently at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Our work on COP26 thus includes leadership by interfaith networks in Scotland on hospitality.
Our other members will also host or support hospitality events leading up to November, including pilgrimages, relays and other faith-based civil society actions.
The COP Faiths Task Group is an informal group of representatives from different faith communities focusing on advocacy, hospitality and consciousness-raising activities related to the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in 2021. We are chaired by Faith for the Climate and co-chaired by the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. If you are interested in getting involved, here are our Terms of Reference.