COP26: Promises ‘ring hollow’ when fossil fuels still receive trillions in subsidies; UN chief calls on negotiators to pick up the pace



Demonstration outside the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, representing the victims of the climate crisis.


Today, Inger Andersen, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), participated in a COP26 panel calling for more energy efficient construction.

“We build the equivalent of new buildings the size of Paris every week, and if that is the way we are expected to expand we need to think about how we do it because of climate, biodiversity, livability, quality of life. We need to build better”, she said.

According to Ms. Andersen, building and construction are responsible for 37 per cent of CO2 emissions with construction materials like cement, accounting for 10 per cent of global emissions.



She also pointed out that over half of the buildings that will be standing in 2060 haven’t been constructed yet.


The Guide

The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University has developed a guide to Faith for Earth. A seminal work in the area of religion and environment, Faith for Earth describes the essential, unshakeable reverence that all religions have for creation and nature, and provides an introduction to the world’s major life support systems. This second edition of Faith for Earth was created through a partnership between Parliament of the World’s Religions and UN Environment. (Click the image to go to the guide)



Displaced people are often caught in two crises: climate and conflict. We must protect those on the frontlines of both. #COP26

“If you could stop the next tornado from hitting your home, the next hurricane from wiping out your city, the next drought from starving your people, wouldn’t you?”

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud calls for urgent #ClimateAction at #COP26.



The Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest.

The Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest.



Mosques & Imams can strongly encourage and rally their communities to implement #ClimateAction!


As we approach the end of COP26 we are thinking of the young people whose future depends on world leaders making courageous decisions. Young people of faith attended the #COP26Vigil to pray and meditate for COP/the future. Here is what some participants had to say about the day!


Aotearoa - the Land of the Long White Cloud:

Aotearoa – the Land of the Long White Cloud: New Zealand held an Interfaith Webinar



A certain actor – quite well known, had a birthday.



He celebrated his birthday at COP26


Act Now - at COP26

Act Now – at COP26


Another version of ACT NOW

Another version of ACT NOW – at COP26


A Prayer for COP26

A Prayer for COP26



Faith for the Climate says the account for Climate Finance is OVERDUE

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