Climate talks limp over the line
It’s time to turn our worship into action. Let’s make the cry of the Renew Our World song a reality. By signing this petition you will be asking world leaders at COP 24 in Poland to keep their promises made in the Paris agreement. Please click Amen if you agree and would like to add your name.
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Through prayer and worship, we are asking God to change our hearts and minds and to equip us to be His hands and feet as we respond to the changing climate. Can you help us to take this message of hope and action to world leaders as they meet in Poland this December for the annual UN talks on climate change?
Government leaders will discuss how to implement the global Paris Agreement to reduce emissions and help the poorest countries to adapt to climate change. This December they must agree on a set of “rules” for implementing the Paris Agreement in their countries (and globally).
There’s a danger that these “rules” won’t be agreed by the time the Paris Agreement comes into effect in 2020. At the same time, industrialised countries need to be far more ambitious in setting targets to cut national emissions in order to keep the global temperature rise to the safe level of 1.5 degrees.
We’re standing with you in solidarity as we together face the consequences of climate change. I am responding by taking actions to reduce my contribution to the problem. I will be praying for you and I also urge you to keep the promises you made in the Paris Agreement – and to go further – to prevent the very dangerous consequences of climate change and protect the most vulnerable people who are impacted first and most significantly.
Please do all you can in December to deliver strong political signals and action to:
– agree fair, robust and transparent “rules” to implement the Paris agreement
– commit to increase current climate targets and reduce emissions in national country plans by 2020
– deliver and scale up the promised $100bn for the most vulnerable countries to tackle and adapt to climate change, including for sustainable and resilient smallholder agriculture and clean energy.
We will present this petition, along with a letter from well-known Christian leaders – to country governments, and ministers, during the climate talks.
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