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Briefing: COP26 – Will Religion Force Change?

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COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, was never going to achieve the “messianic and apocalyptic expectations” put upon it, according to Martin Palmer, CEO of Faith Invest. In a Religion Media Centre media briefing, he said faith groups should take their own action despite being ignored, for example by investing funds to create a sustainable planet. Other speakers said the summit was a chance to build a movement for justice for the poor and vulnerable victims of extreme weather. Hosted by Ruth Peacock with guests:

  • Martin Palmer, CEO of Faith Invest
  • Shahin Ashraf, Islamic Relief Worldwide’s Head of Global Advocacy
  • Omar Shaikh, Managing Director of the Global Finance initiative
  • James Buchanan from Operation Noah
  • Olivia Hanks, Economics and Sustainability at Quakers in Britain
  • Clive Lawton, CEO Commonwealth Jewish Council
  • Jennifer Morris, from the Young Christian Climate Network
  • Alex Kirby, journalist & co-founder of the Climate News Network

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Report: Cop26: can faith groups help to influence decisions on the planet’s future?

“I think we want to goad. I think we want to challenge. I think we want to bring divergent views to the table.”

– Clive Lewton, Commonwealth Jewish Council

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