relay to cop26
This November, world leaders are meeting in Glasgow for important climate negotiations. We believe it’s time to make decisions which protect people not bank balances, to decide that no country will go into debt tackling climate change. It’s a decade-defining opportunity to make a stand.
Walk with us to Glasgow.
It's time to rise to the moment.
The climate crisis is a reflection, and a cause, of deep injustice in the world. This crisis arises from our abuse of God’s creation, and our broken relationship with our neighbours worldwide who suffer most from its consequences. We are convinced of the Biblical mandate to care for creation, and lament its exploitation.
We are organising this Relay to COP26 to show we care about climate justice and creation care. We want to see systematic change on a global and a local scale. We hope that by running this relay, we can raise awareness of COP26 and our imperative as Christians to engage in creation care theology, individually and corporately.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is COP26?
COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which is being held in Glasgow from the 1-12th November 2021. COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge. (Information taken from ukcop26.org)
Why is COP26 important?
What is a relay?
Why are we running a relay to COP26?
Who can get involved in this relay?
Anyone can get involved! Although we are all 18-30 within YCCN, we are not restricting participation to this age range. We are seeking to make this relay as inclusive, accessible, and diverse as we can.