Climate Change

Silent prayer vigil on climate justice

On Saturday 8th October Cartmel Quakers held a silent prayer vigil in Grange-over-Sands as part of the national Climate Coalition ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action, from the 8th to the 16th October. As our small group came together we were joined by a number of visiting Friends from other Meetings as well as several local […]

Climate justice: a temperature check

From fracking to divestment and the impact of Brexit on climate legislation, Friends across Britain have been taking action on climate justice. Chris Walker, Sustainability & Peace Programme Manager, discusses some of the highlights and challenges climate justice has faced in 2016. If you’re following the news about climate change, it’s hard to know whether […]

Investing in the new economy

With the fossil fuel divestment movement gaining increasing momentum, Sunniva Taylor, Sustainability & Peace Programme Manager, and Cait Crosse, New Economy Project Manager, turn their attention to opportunities for reinvestment. “I have learned… that stewardship of our financial resources demands not only meticulous accounting skills but also knowledge of what our money does, and imagination […]

Post Paris: What next?

Over the last two weeks on this blog we’ve featured the wealth and variety of action that Friends have been taking for climate justice around and beyond the climate negotiations, which concluded this past weekend. Now for some thoughts on what actually happened in Paris, and what happens next. What did those negotiations achieve? Opinion […]

Taking action in Paris

‘..we’ll carry on no matter what.’ In our last blog in the series Owen Everett reports from creating a human ‘red line’ in Paris to symbolise the line we fear governments will cross if they do not start taking sufficient action on climate change. The action I joined in Paris today was the first climate […]

Blue marble minute for the climate

Christine Meredith, of Exeter Meeting in Devon, shares how a concern about climate change led her to launch the Blue Marble Minute. Photo: Christine Meredith (right) on the People’s March for Climate, Justice & Jobs in London My concern was, and is, that governments will fail to act to stop carbon dioxide emissions before it […]

Walking from London to COP21 with the Pilgrimage to Paris

Liz McPherson of Sidcot Meeting writes on her experience walking from London to Paris alongside pilgrims from around the world.        Photos: Pilgrims on the road to Paris. When my friend and fellow walker Frances sent me an email about a pilgrimage from London to Paris I knew it was for me. I’m not much of […]

Bringing new narratives to the climate negotiations

Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative for Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), shares some of what’s been happening at the international negotiations in Paris over the last week. Photo: Lindsey Fielder Cook and Jonathan Woolley (QUNO Director) at COP21 in Paris We are in week two of the COP, heading for the last […]

Interfaith vigil for the climate

During the lead-up to the negotiations in Paris, Quakers in Birmingham have been involved in bringing together people of different faiths to take collective action for a low-carbon future. Their week of action started on 21st November with an ‘Exhibits and Conversations’ event at Bull Street meeting and the Peace Hub, the Quaker Peace and […]

Attending the climate negotiations in Paris

Rachel Berger, of the BYM sustainability group, writes on attending the international climate negotiations in Paris. This week I have been attending the Paris COP on behalf of QUNO. My previous job was with an NGO working on the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, and as I have attended many COPs and understand […]

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