COP26 sounds like a cousin of R2-D2 from Star Wars. While it is not a fictional robot, it is something to be interested in.
COP26 brought together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to respond to the climate emergency. Hosted by the United Nations, COP stands for the Climate Change Conference of the Parties. The COP has met every year since 1995. There are currently 197 countries who are members.
Why does it matter?
COP26 was particularly important as it was the first ‘stock take’ since the Paris Agreement in 2015. This is when 195 countries agreed that the average global temperature should not rise above 2°C.
COP26 was an opportunity to check that nations have been faithful to the Paris Agreement. It was equally a chance to do more for the planet.
How is Jesuit Missions involved?
In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis says, “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affects us all.”
At Jesuit Missions we want to follow the Ignatian tradition and help you to be an ‘agent of change’ for our planet. Growing our Future ensured that our voices were heard. We presented a petition to 10 Downing Street, carried out a pilgrimage and had over 25 pieces of coverage in the media during COP26.
Jesuits around the world joined forces to engage in COP26 through EcoJesuit. This is the joint call from the Society of Jesus to commit to the Paris Agreement through COP26.
How can you be taking action?
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