Stepping up our climate campaigns
Once again this year, we’ve seen an increase in extreme weather events and disasters made worse by the climate crisis. From ongoing floods in South Sudan, to extended periods of drought in Bangladesh, to cyclones in Mozambique, we’ve seen the most vulnerable communities suffer, over and over again.
While we are committed to helping these communities recover and adapt, we also want to address the root causes of the problem – one of which is CO2 emissions from some of the world’s richest countries.
With the UK hosting both the G7 summit and the UN climate conference, 2021 was a key year for us to put pressure on world leaders to tackle the climate crisis.
We have been so encouraged to see more people than ever before speak up for climate justice, with Christians all over the world rising up and playing their part.
Tearfund supporters took to the streets of Glasgow, London and other cities across the UK as part of the COP26 Day of Action, and hundreds of churches joined our online church service to pray for the UN climate talks.
Tearfund also helped a group of passionate young Christians develop their own campaign, Take a Stand, to raise awareness of the impact of the climate crisis and share their concerns with their churches, local MPs and world leaders.
We give thanks for the progress we have seen so far, but we know that there’s so much more to be achieved to protect our planet and ensure a better future for people living in poverty. We will continue to pray, to act, to hold leaders to account, and to call for justice.