ACT Alliance will be sending several delegates to COP27, this year’s global UN climate conference. COP27 will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from Sunday, November 6 to Friday, November 18. ACT has a limited number of badges each year, and most ACT delegates will attend either week one or week two of the event.
While at COP27, they will represent ACT and their regional forums and present the alliance’s key advocacy points on climate justice to negotiators and government officials. Delegates can liaise with their regional forums both before and after the event.
“ACT Alliance COP27 delegates can influence the direction of negotiations by engaging with negotiators and reminding them of the urgent need for climate action” says Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Climate Justice Reference Group. “This year our focus is on the need for support to vulnerable communities facing climate induced loss and damage.”
ACT member delegates
Romario Dohlmann, Coordinator of environmental programs, Hora de Obrar, Argentina, LAC. (Week One).
Manal Shehade, Chair ACT MENA Gender Justice CoP. DCA/NCA, MENA. (Week Two)
Lindiwe Ndebele, Chair, ACT Livelihoods CoP. Christian Aid, Zimbabwe, Africa. (Week One)
Angelious Michael, National Council of Churches India, Asia. (Week Two)
Joel Kelling, Chair MENA Climate Justice CoP and Anglican Alliance, Jerusalem and the Middle East, MENA. (Week Two)
Elizabeth White, Anglican Episcopal Church, Environmentalist and Anti-racist activist, Brazil, LAC. (Week One)
Dr. Ahmed Safi, DKH, MENA. (Week Two).
Other ACT delegates
In addition, ACT’s Climate Justice Goodwill Ambassador Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel will participate in the first week. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT General Secretary, will attend week two. They will be engaged in activities such as media outreach and moderating ACT panel discussions.
Marianna Leite, ACT Advocacy Manager, will attend week one. Simon Chambers, ACT Director of Communications, will attend both weeks to promote ACT’s climate justice advocacy and media presence. Julius Mbatia, ACT Manager of Climate Justice and Sostina Takure, ACT Alliance Zimbabwe Forum Coordinator will also be there both weeks as members of their respective countries’ delegations, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Members, allies and ecumenical network
Co-chairs of the ACT Climate Reference Group, Mattias Söderberg of DanChurchAid and Elena Cedillo of the Lutheran World Federation, will attend both weeks for their respective organisations
Other alliance members and allies such as the Lutheran World Federation, Christian Aid, Act Church of Sweden, Bread for the World, and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank have their own UNFCCC badges and will send staff and members.
At COP27, the alliance is part of a larger ecumenical delegation with the World Council of Churches. We work together, united in faith, to draw attention to a wide range of climate justice issues and engage in interfaith work through the Interfaith Liaison Committee.
Engage with ACT’s COP27 activities
Sign up for the ACT Climate Justice Communications mail list, which will have frequent notices of our COP27 activities. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your permission to be added.
Virtually: join the daily COP27 strategy sessions through the Fabo learning site. Learning site: Ecumenical COP27 website (fabo.org) . Contact ACTTrainee@actalliance.org for assistance if needed.
Follow the ACT Now for Climate Justice Twitter account: https://twitter.com/actclimate
During COP27, ACT News (https://actalliance.org/news/) on ACT’s website will publish blogs written by delegates about their region’s climate issues and articles on ACT’s advocacy priorities by members of ACT Climate Justice groups.