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COP26 is a moment of opportunity and of decision. 

 

Our sisters and brothers in churches around the world are losing their livelihoods and homes, and we stand with them. Climate-vulnerable countries cannot access finance for adaptation and climate-induced loss and damages without incurring further debt. COP26 is the time to change this. We must hold our government accountable to delivering and exceeding the promised $100bn/year in climate finance. It's time to Rise to the Moment

 

In years to come, we want to be able to look back and say “we did not sit at home while unjust decisions were made on our doorstep, we set sail towards a just future”. 

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Our boat, the pilgrim

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been recognition that “We’re in the same storm, but not in the same boat”. As young people under 30, we are mindful that we are on the course of another storm too; over half of all emissions have been released in our lifetimes, and global average temperatures are set to rise by several degrees over the decades ahead. The consequences of this storm will not be felt equally, but they will be felt acutely.

This boat is a representation of our hope that we would #RiseToTheMoment and use this year to set sail towards a more just future.

values

We believe that acting for climate justice involves all of us, and we should be inclusive in our activism.

Accessible, Inclusive, Diverse

Our strength comes from our love for God, people, and creation. We do not act out of guilt, but out of hope and love.

Celebratory, Generous, Fun

We remain rooted in prayer; we proceed in humility; and we act in faith

Full of Conviction, Faith-Centric, Humble

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what are we asking for?

​We are calling the UK government to: 

  1. Reinstate foreign aid budget to pre-COVID levels 

  2. Secure agreement from rich countries to at least double the decade-old promise of $100bn a year for climate finance

  3. Ensure finance for climate-induced loss and damage

  4. Push for debt cancellation so climate-vulnerable nations can better confront the climate crisis and other urgent priorities

 
 
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what can i do?

Route

Being part of the journey is an opportunity to join with others travelling, praying, and advocating for climate justice this year as we #RiseToTheMoment.

Tributaries

We welcome people arranging and walking additions for parts of the country that aren't already covered by our route.

Guides

We've put together some guides to help you as you prepare and plan for this relay. This includes social media communications, and how to make actions accessible.

Residencies

Join us on at 10 Residency hubs at main cities along the route. Organising events at each of these stops is a major way of us advocating for climate justice

Other Forms of Participation

Help us with other forms of participation including: media, events, content creation, support, and much more!

Not on the Route?

Check out our Local Celebration Guide to see how you can engage with this Relay in your local area in a way that embodies our value of fun and celebration.