The Time Is Now
Climate change affects people and planet alike – but it's also an issue of justice.
It’s the world’s poorest communities who are the least responsible for causing climate change – and who frequently suffer the worst of its impacts.
Tackling climate change is the next step in the church’s history of working together to bring about justice for the world’s poorest people.
We are facing a global climate emergency, a reality that has been clear to communities Christian Aid works with (from Bolivia to Malawi to the Philippines and beyond) for many years. To tackle this, we need to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. This means decarbonising as fast as possible to reduce our global emissions to net zero.
The UK Parliament has acknowledged that we are in the midst of a climate emergency. Existing targets to tackle climate change don’t go far enough so we’re calling on the government to put a net zero greenhouse emissions target by 2045 into law now and start working towards this immediately.
The Time Is Now to up the UK’s ambition and create a ‘net zero’ target.
On Wednesday 26 June, thousands will gather at Westminster, central London, to celebrate our faith in action, lobby our political representatives, pray together and energise one another for the challenges to come.
Conscious of our climate footprint, in Northern Ireland we will be gathering in 4 locations to play our important part. We can still lift our voices to speak out for justice and lobby your local MP.
As groups of constituents, we will be video-calling our MPs to send the message that the time is now for action on climate change. We will gather from 1:15pm for refreshments, a briefing and prayer before calling around 2pm. Join us at the event for your constituency:
Upper Bann/Lagan Valley: Maghaberry Church on the Hill
North Down/Strangford: Regent Street Presbyterian Church
Belfast North/East/South/South Antrim: Carnmoney Presbyterian Church
East Londonderry/North Antrim: New Row Presbyterian Church (enter via Society St door)
REGISTER TODAY by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org This will enable us to ensure that your MP will be available and to make the necessary arrangements.
If your constituency isn’t listed and you’d like to get involved with the mass lobby, please contact email@example.com
Your participation will help ensure every single MP hears the message loud and clear: that the time for action on climate change is now.
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