LWF Delegation Mobilizes at COP21 Paris
26 Nov - 12 Dec 2015
30 November - 11 December, Paris, France will be the scene of a concerted global effort to mobilize action on climate change.
For the LWF, climate change is a question of justice, peace, the care for creation, and human rights. It is also a question of justice between people, nations, and generations. As a young delegation, and people of faith, we have an intergenerational responsibility to care for creation and stand in solidarity with our neighbor.
Because the LWF wants to be part of the solution, in June 2015, its Council voted not invest in fossil fuels.
The LWF at COP 21 in Paris
The LWF's interest in climate change is not new. In fact, institutional memory on matters involving climate change and climate justice dates back to 1977 at the Sixth LWF Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and since 2013, the LWF Climate Delegation has been making its presence known at COP negotiations, advocating for climate justice and standing in solidarity with those most impacted by the effects of climate change.
This year, the LWF Climate Delegation will be at the forefront at COP21 in Paris to advocate for climate justice on behalf of the entire LWF communion. Comprised of seven young people from various nations, the LWF delegation will participate in a number of activites, including the final "Fast for the Climate” campaign, which ends on 1 December.