UN Climate Change Conference – November 2017 – COP23. (Click here for information)
COP 23: Quakers were well represented at COP 23, held in Bonn in November. Friends came from QUNO, FWCC, BYM, Quaker Earth Witness (a US group), and Living Witness (UK). An important event was the launch of a faith initiative on sustainable living. Faith leaders committed themselves to do three things;
- reduce their emissions from energy use
- adopt a plant based diet, reducing food waste
- minimise travel by automobiles and air.
Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, has signed this on behalf of BYM. The initiative will be managed by Green Faith, an interfaith environmental group in New Jersey. We are all encouraged to commit ourselves to reducing our CO2 emissions, in view of the seriousness of the situation.