27 October - 10 November
LWF and interfaith partners raise awareness on climate justice
The Interfaith Liaison Committee to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which the LWF is part of, is planning a series of webinars in October and November – around the time of the postponed United Nations Conference of Parties (COP).
Initially planned for this year, COP26 was rescheduled and will now take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021.
A wide range of panelists from different faith traditions are participating in the webinars. They come from organizations such as the Global Catholic Climate Movement, GreenFaith, the Islamic Council of Victoria or the Faith for Earth Initiative of the UN Environment Programme. For the LWF, Youth Representative Khulekani Sizwe Magwaza will be a presenter in the third webinar titled “Hope for the Future”.
The first webinar, titled “The world we want”, takes place on 27 October. Its objective is to “explore the narratives that faith traditions from all over the world can bring to help navigate through this precarious time.”
“COP26 – Ramp up ambition!” is the theme of the second webinar on 3 November. It focuses on attaining the goals of the Paris Agreement of 2015. One of them is to ensure that global warming remains below 2℃ relative to the pre-industrial age. Also, a mechanism to compensate for loss and damage caused by climate change needs to be negotiated.
The third webinar is titled “Hope for the future”, and takes place on 10 November. “While some may perceive hope as simply synonymous with wishful thinking, true hope is visionary, generating the force and determination that motivates us to act and to change,” the invitation states.
You can read more: lutheranworld.org