Throughout the two weeks, Christian Aid staff and partners from the global south who had managed to secure access to the official `blue zone’ of the negotiations pressed hard for action to limit temperature rises to 1.5C and to secure the money communities need to respond, adapt and be compensated for the impacts of the climate crisis.
Outside the blue zone, we joined faith movements from around the world to present their demands for climate justice to delegates and leaders. More than 150,000 actions, including petition signatures and your prayer boats, were gathered together alongside statements from religious leaders and young people.
Then thousands of you joined the Global Day of Action. With an estimated 150,000 people marching through the streets of Glasgow, and just as many taking part in over 100 actions across the UK and Ireland including large marches in Belfast and Dublin. In so doing, you stood in solidarity with those on the frontlines of the climate crisis and demanded action for climate justice.
And throughout, your prayers and hopes for climate justice captured and carried on prayer boats were displayed to decision-makers, ensuring that the breadth and depth of desire for climate justice from faith communities could not be ignored.