We are headed to Bonn, Germany, next week to bear witness at the Conference of Parties (COP) 23 climate negotiations! We are going as part of a coalition of Christians led by the Climate Witness Project (CWP), Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA), Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), and Climate Caretakers. Delegates from countries around the world will gather at COP 23 to take next steps on the aims of the 2016 Paris Agreement with a focus on implementation, guidelines, continued efforts to speed up progress, and effective support for vulnerable communities who are already experiencing the impacts of climate change.
To keep you all informed on the proceedings, we will be sending out daily updates. These will serve as prayer resources throughout the conference, they will supply updates on progress and barriers, and they’ll include action steps for CWP partners in North America.
Our delegates will be participating in on-site meetings throughout COP 23, urging decision makers to hold high moral standards for our planet and our neighbors. These delegates will also be the primary authors of the daily updates, and they will write some extended blog posts. They will host a live webinar from Bonn during the first week as well, so stay tuned to sign up for that. Members of the delegation include
- Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, national spokesperson, YECA
- Karri Munn Venn, senior policy analyst, CPJ
- Stephan Lutz, World Renew program consultant for Kenya, CWP
- Brian Webb, executive director, Climate Caretakers
We will be sending out daily email updates for the duration of the negotiations (Nov. 6-17, 2017), with prayer requests and opportunities to take action. Sign up for these daily updates here!
Will you also help us invite more people to sign up to receive updates? Share this link with friends and family or on your social media, inviting people to sign up! And be sure to follow us on social media so you can tell your friends, family, and lawmakers why you are paying attention to what’s happening in Germany from Nov. 6-17.