UUs Ground & Connect for the COP26 UN Climate Conference

It’s a busy and critical time for the climate movement! The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1-14, 2021. Unitarian Universalists are joining thousands of other advocates and activists in keeping an eye on the proceedings and pressuring governments to increase their commitments to mitigating climate change and averting global climate injustices and catastrophe. This blog provides readers with resources to help you learn, connect, and take action in connection with COP26:

Upcoming Events

UN Sunday – October 24 (all day)

United Nations Sunday is an annual opportunity to celebrate the work of the United Nations and your Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) at your congregation. This UN Sunday is a great time to raise awareness about global climate action and the COP26! The 2021 theme is All In for Climate Justice: Food Equity and Sustainability. UU@UN provides worship resources and more to help your congregation get engaged:


UN Day Forum: Taking Action on Climate Change

Sunday, October 24 at 1-2:30 pm PT/ 2-3:30 MT / 3-4:30 CT / 4-5:30 ET
Hosted by DC Metro Area UU Congregations and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

You are cordially invited to attend this free event! This program will provide an update on the preparations of the Biden Administration for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow in November, and, importantly, the role of civil society in achieving the targets of the Paris Agreement.  Recognizing the inequitable impact of climate change on poor and minority communities, the program will explore ways in which faith-based organizations and individuals can work together to meet the ambitious climate goals equitably and promote environmental justice.

Speakers include:
Keynote by Tim Lattimer, Senior Climate Advisor at the U.S. Department of State,

Nate Hultman, Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability on detail to Envoy John Kerry’s office at U.S. Department of State, will moderate a panel of activists, including:
William Barber III, Founder, Rural Beacon Initiative

Aly Tharp, Co-Director, Programs and Projects, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
Salote Soqo, Senior Partnership Officer, Climate Justice and Crisis Response Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Doris Marlin, Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth & Green Sanctuary Program; Strengthen Local Climate Commitments (SLCC) Campaign Coordinator

Preparing for the COP26: Your Actions and the UN Climate Summit

Thursday, October 28 4pm PT / 5 MT / 6 CT / 7pm ET
Hosted by UU Ministry for Earth & the UUA Office at the United Nations (UU@UN)

Join UU Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) & the UUs at the United Nations (UU@UN) as we discuss “Getting Ready for COP26,” a model UN event focused on understanding how the COP 26 Climate Summit in Glasgow will work, priorities, how to participate remotely and what to expect.



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