This November, the eyes of the world will be on the UK as we host COP26 – the UN international climate talks in Glasgow.
As governments from across the world gather to discuss how to tackle the climate emergency, it’s vital that we demand leaders at the conference act to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis.
We must show Boris Johnson and the government that the Catholic community across England and Wales wants action now!
Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Sign our COP26 petition to the Prime Minister
We must urge Boris Johnson to put the people hardest hit by the impacts of the climate crisis – but who have done the least to cause it – at the heart of the COP26 talks.
2. Ask the Chancellor to show climate leadership ahead of COP26
For COP26 to be a success, we urgently need Rishi Sunak to put the money on the table to enable climate action both at home and abroad.
Urge him to provide the financial support needed to get the UK on track to meet its commitments to keep global temperature rises below the catastrophic 1.5C limit and to support communities on the frontline of the crisis.
3. Aged 18-30? Join us at COP26!
We’ll be taking a small delegation of young adults to Glasgow to take part in the civil society mobilisation outside the COP talks so that world leaders know we are expecting action.
4. March with us in Glasgow and London
Take to the streets for the COP26 Day of Action! On Saturday 6 November, we’ll be joining thousands of people to raise our collective voice for climate justice. Marches are being organised in London, Glasgow and other cities across the UK.
5. Support CAFOD’s Climate Crisis Appeal
Your generosity this Harvest will help us reach communities being hardest hit by the impacts of the climate emergency and support those on the frontline of the fight to care for creation.
6. Pray for our common home
Together with Christian Aid and Tearfund, we are taking part in a prayer chain in order to keep praying right up to the COP26 talks. You can take part on your own, with your parish or in your community.
7. Pray in your parish that leaders at the COP take the action we need
You can download prayers of intercession to say during Mass as the COP26 talks get underway on the weekend of 30-31 October or join us in praying a Climate Rosary.