Climate Justice through Paris

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 […]

Swindon Quakers sign up to Wiltshire declaration on climate change

Elspeth Wollen and Steve Russell from Swindon Meeting joined 60 or so others on Friday 27th November at the Nationwide Building Society’s Swindon headquarters to launch a declaration on climate change. The event was organised by the Wiltshire and Swindon Climate Action Network (WiltsSCAN), an umbrella organisation for several local groups, including the Swindon based […]

Why civil disobedience in the struggle for climate justice?

Eileen Flanagan, clerk of Earth Quaker Action Team in the US, shares why she will be going to Paris next week as a peaceful witness, and why she believes civil disobedience is a valuable tool in the struggle for climate justice. To mark the end of the Paris climate summit, activists had planned massive civil […]

Walking in stillness with the People’s Pilgrimage

The People’s Pilgrimage is a global climate movement started by the world’s people. Over the last year, hundreds of pilgrimages have taken place around the world, as people walk to the places they love to call for action on climate change. Here, Cliodhna Mulhern describes how the movement has grown and tells the story of […]

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Follow Quakers taking action to call for climate justice as the international climate negotiations take place in Paris from 30 November – 12 December 2015.