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Fossil fuel divestment, climate justice and a just transition for all. Offline event with streaming online

November 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COP26 comes after numerous reports from the United Nations and scientists have made it clear that, if we want to achieve the Paris agreement goals, we must choose a cleaner future and keep fossil fuels in the ground and divest from the fossil fuel industry. We must reshape our energy systems and create a more resilient and  just socio-economic system.

COP26 is the moment for the world to commit to such reductions and respond to the urgent call to care for our common home.

Our faith demands that we care for and take action to safeguard God’s creation and the most vulnerable, both of which are threatened by the increasingly severe impacts of the climate crisis. Our most vulnerable sisters and brothers are suffering the most, despite having done least to cause the crisis.

This is a defining moment in which we can call on world leaders to set ambitious targets and achieve them. We invite to share your thoughts and perspectives on any of following desired outcomes from COP26:

  • No more financing for fossil fuels, including an end to fossil fuel exploration in developing countries and fossil fuel subsidies and fossil fuel divestment
  • Global commitment to work on the climate and biodiversity crises together
  • Financing for vulnerable communities and a just transition for all
  • Bolder commitments through each country’s goals, their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the negotiations
  • Protection of human rights
  • Synodality: The Church, scientists, and governments all working together and engaged in this process through conscious dialogue.

The event is co-sponsored by Laudato Si’ Movement, Operation Noah, Green Anglicans and World Council of Churches.

Speakers include Rev. Dr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam from the Vatican, Lorna Gold (Laudato Si’ Movement/Faith Invest), Mark Campanale (Carbon Tracker), Bishop Olivia Graham (Bishop of Reading in the Church of England, tbc) and others.

The event will take place at: Ignatian Spirituality Centre 35 Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6PE.

The event will be livestreamed and we are expecting an audience of several hundred/thousand to follow online, as well as those joining the event in person.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fossil-fuel-divestment-climate-justice-and-a-just-transition-for-all-tickets-204503925747

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