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  • Writer's pictureKyle Vath

Episcopal Church delegation to United Nations COP27 conference

In November, a delegation from The Episcopal Church attended the climate conference in Egypt. They went there with 4 policy goals in mind: 1) Accelerate ambition; 2) Increase support for communities' loss and damage; 3) Protect human rights and affirm ecojustice in addressing adaptation and mitigation; and 4) Fulfill climate finance commitments and strengthen mechanisms. Check out their detailed document here.

On November 1, Presiding Bishop Curry and other church leaders gave a stirring charge to the attendees of COP27 from The Episcopal Church. You can watch the inspirational video here. You can also watch many of the videos from COP27 here.

"The United Nations Climate Conference COP27 concluded this past weekend after two weeks of negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The presence of faith communities at COP27 has been an exercise in advocacy, and an extended meditation in what kind of pubic witness matters. We have done our part to call for climate action - in solidarity with Global South leaders raising the alarm about climate disasters, with small island states that are losing their territories, and with advocates for biodiversity, culture, and identity...COP27 ended with a big breakthrough for the most vulnerable: the creation of a climate change loss and damage agenda and new funding arrangements for assisting developing countries - read more in the New York Times here. But there is still so much work to do."

Rev. Melanie Mullen, Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care

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