A 3-part interactive online series organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee to the UNFCCC Every Tuesday, October 27th, November 10th
Worldwide, Covid-19 has disrupted every agenda for 2020. So it is for the interfaith dialogue on climate change also: just six months ago the International Liaison Committee and other faith based actors were planning various events for November’s COP26 in Glasgow. People from faith groups and networks in Scotland and across the UK were planning, alongside partners from other faith based networks across the globe, to demonstrate the important role of faith in achieving a successful outcome to COP26. Now we are planning for a COP in November 2021, and in a world that is very different than it was in 2019. Not only are we facing the emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also an ever more pressing climate crisis. Every day of inaction on climate change puts the future of humanity in deeper peril and exacerbates pre-existing inequalities and vulnerabilities. As people of faith, and those who deeply respect the importance of faith traditions around the world, we understand that climate change, as an existential issue, calls on our core values and understanding of life to guide us to action and transformation.
We are not going to wait passively for the next COP to gather. We want to renew the conversation on climate action, and inspire all people of faith to raise awareness and motivate action on climate change through all tools available. It is for this reason that we are organising a three-part interfaith webinar series on climate change from a faith perspective.
Online Event #1
Tuesday 27 October ¦ 9:00-10:30 am GMT ¦ 10:00-11:30 am CET ¦ 6:00-7:30 pm AET ¦
Our first online session will provide a space to explore the response offered by different faith traditions to the current climate crisis and COVID-19. The discussion will focus on how these perspectives might help us to navigate through this precarious moment.
This interactive event is in English.
Online Event #2
Format: English with Spanish interpretation
Tuesday 3 November ¦ 4:00-5:30 pm GMT ¦ 5:00-6:30 pm CET ¦ 11:00-12:30 am EST ¦
Our second online session will bring together representatives from the scientific, policy and faith communities engaged on climate change. This will be an interdisciplinary discussion on the agenda for COP26 and what this means for climate action now.
Online Event #3
Tuesday 10 November ¦ 4:00-6:30 pm GMT ¦ 5:00-7:30 pm CET ¦ 11:00-13:30 am EST ¦
Format: English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation ¦ interactive dialogue during break-out session in English and Spanish
As we reach the time of what should have been the COP26 in Glasgow, our final session will offer a space for dialogue on faith-based climate action. We will share and reflect on stories of hope in action from faith communities around the world. The session will offer interactive opportunities for participants, facilitating connections and raising motivation for the year ahead.