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In 2021, the UK is hosting two critical summits – the G7 in June and COP26 in November.  Decisions made at these gatherings will affect us all – especially those in the poorest communities across the world. It’s time for the world’s governments to work together for a recovery that tackles poverty and injustice, helps end the climate and nature crises, and provides vaccines and healthcare for all.

This is the message we’re sending together in the Wave of Hope, as part of the Reboot campaign. As we put up homemade ‘hands’ in our windows, add photos to a gallery, and display them at the G7 and COP26, the Prime Minister won’t be able to ignore our calls for a better future. Will you join thousands of people across the UK in the Wave of Hope?

For easy step-by-step details on how to join in, download our Wave of Hope toolkit.

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Tearfund is joining in this national Wave of Hope along with more than 75 other organisations in the Crack the Crises coalition. You can amplify your part of the wave by visiting the Crack the Crises website and adding your postcode to the petition.

FAQs

  • As part of the Crack the Crises coalition we are calling on the Prime Minister, alongside other world leaders, to:

    • Crack the Covid Crisis by sharing vaccine doses fairly and ensuring everyone everywhere has access to jabs, tests and treatments. Healthcare heroes should get the funding and equipment they need to ensure everyone has access to health services and we are protected from future pandemics.
    • Crack the Injustice Crisis by creating good, green jobs and levelling up at home and abroad. We should drop the debt, keep our aid promises and create new digital taxes. Funding is needed so that countries can resource urgent priorities such as girls’ education, unpaid care, ending violence against women and girls, preventing famine and malnutrition and investing in the local leadership of women, people of colour, disabled people and other marginalised communities.
    • Crack the Nature Crisis by setting strict targets in domestic and international law to halt the decline of nature by 2030, with effective protection for at least 30% of the land and seas to help ensure the targets are met and reduce our ecological footprint overseas through sustainable company supply chains.
    • Crack the Climate Crisis by spearheading a just and green global recovery based on delivering the promised $100bn per year and more to those hit hardest, as a critical step to global climate justice – protecting 1.5 degrees through clean energy, sustainable and equitable land and water use, ending fossil fuels and reducing land use emissions. 

    As part of the Crack the Crises coalition we are calling on the Prime Minister, alongside other world leaders, to:

    • Crack the Covid Crisis by sharing vaccine doses fairly and ensuring everyone everywhere has access to jabs, tests and treatments. Healthcare heroes should get the funding and equipment they need to ensure everyone has access to health services and we are protected from future pandemics.
    • Crack the Injustice Crisis by creating good, green jobs and levelling up at home and abroad. We should drop the debt, keep our aid promises and create new digital taxes. Funding is needed so that countries can resource urgent priorities such as girls’ education, unpaid care, ending violence against women and girls, preventing famine and malnutrition and investing in the local leadership of women, people of colour, disabled people and other marginalised communities.
    • Crack the Nature Crisis by setting strict targets in domestic and international law to halt the decline of nature by 2030, with effective protection for at least 30% of the land and seas to help ensure the targets are met and reduce our ecological footprint overseas through sustainable company supply chains.
    • Crack the Climate Crisis by spearheading a just and green global recovery based on delivering the promised $100bn per year and more to those hit hardest, as a critical step to global climate justice – protecting 1.5 degrees through clean energy, sustainable and equitable land and water use, ending fossil fuels and reducing land use emissions. 
  • You'll find everything you need in the Wave of Hope toolkit – including step-by-step instructions, ideas, inspiration, and a template.  
    You'll find everything you need in the Wave of Hope toolkit – including step-by-step instructions, ideas, inspiration, and a template.  
  • Time and again, we’ve seen that when thousands of us raise our voices together, our leaders listen. By putting homemade ‘hands’ and messages of hope in our windows at home and in our communities, adding photos of our ‘waves’ to a digital gallery, and displaying them at the G7 summit in June and COP26 in November, we can show that we stand alongside each other, no matter where we are. If tens of thousands of us take part, the Prime Minister won’t be able to ignore our call for a fair and green recovery that works for everyone.

    As we contemplate the scale of the climate crisis, it’s also important that we keep our eyes fixed on God, who cares for the poor and is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. That’s why we’re also asking people to commit to praying for a breakthrough in the climate crisis, and for protection for those most affected by it.
    Time and again, we’ve seen that when thousands of us raise our voices together, our leaders listen. By putting homemade ‘hands’ and messages of hope in our windows at home and in our communities, adding photos of our ‘waves’ to a digital gallery, and displaying them at the G7 summit in June and COP26 in November, we can show that we stand alongside each other, no matter where we are. If tens of thousands of us take part, the Prime Minister won’t be able to ignore our call for a fair and green recovery that works for everyone.

    As we contemplate the scale of the climate crisis, it’s also important that we keep our eyes fixed on God, who cares for the poor and is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. That’s why we’re also asking people to commit to praying for a breakthrough in the climate crisis, and for protection for those most affected by it.

Crack the Crises coalition

Tearfund is joining the Wave of Hope with more than 75 other organisations in the Crack the Crises coalition, representing more than 10 million people in the UK. For more information, visit the Crack the Crises website. 

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