COP26 End War and Save the Earth
The United Nations climate talks (also known as the Conference of Parties or COP), will take place 31 October – 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. COP26 will be biggest summit ever hosted in the UK – COVID permitting – with around 30,000 attendees expected.
It is the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. That is because COP26 is the first summit when countries must report back on their progress since the Paris Agreement and set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change.
Pax Christi, and other peace groups, are raising awareness about the links between war and climate change and challenging governments to include military emissions in the reduction targets. Since Kyoto in 1997 there has been no obligation on countries to disclose military-related emissions not to include them in reduction targets.
Aisling, our Education Worker, will be in Glasgow. If you are there, look out for her. She will also be representing us in the “24 Hours for the Climate”, a global vigil, organised by the Columbans, for Catholics and people of faith to pray and advocate for the success of COP26. 5th November, 11am – 6th November,11am https://www.24hoursfortheclimate.org Watch Pax Christi and the Columbans on websites, Facebook and Twitter for more details.
More information on our COP26 page
People Putting Peace Into Action
Peace – based on justice. A world where human rights are respected, basic needs are met, people feel safe and valued in their communities and we care for our common home
Reconciliation – a process which begins when people try to mend relationships – between individuals or whole countries after times of violence or dispute
Nonviolence – a way of living and making choices that respects others and offers alternatives to violence and war