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APR 15

Quakers and the UN climate talks

15 April - 29 June 2021

Curious about COP26? Wondering how to take action? Join an online workshop for your region to find out what Quakers are doing and how you can get involved.

People carry a 'Quakers for climate justice' banner at a march in Westminster

In November 2021, the United Nations (UN) climate talks known as 'COP26' will take place in Glasgow. This is a key moment for the UK climate movement, and for global efforts to remain within 1.5 degrees of warming above pre-industrial levels.

Lots of Friends around Britain are stepping up their climate action in preparation for COP26, or getting involved for the first time – and Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) is here to support you.

This session will include a presentation covering the COP26 'essentials': What will be decided there? What commitments has the UK made? Will COP26 be a success, and what does that mean? We will also speak about what QPSW is doing around COP26, and how you can get involved. In the second half of the session, we will divide into small groups to begin to discuss how we can most effectively contribute to the climate movement in this important year.

We are running the same workshop multiple times between April and June, with each date aimed at specific regions. This should give you an opportunity to connect with Friends in the same part of Britain as you. However, if you cannot attend on the date scheduled for your region, you are welcome to sign up for a different one. The Scotland session will include Scotland-specific content.

The remaining dates are as follows:

Monday 17 May, 6-7.30pm: North-West and Wales.

Tuesday 18 May, 7-8.30pm: Scotland.

Wednesday 23 June, 7-8.30pm: London, South-East, South-West.

Tuesday 29 June, 6-7.30pm: North-East, East and Yorkshire.

More information

For more information contact:

Olivia Hanks

Telephone: 02076631055

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Date & time

Start: 18:30 on 15 April 2021

Finish: 19:30 on 29 June 2021