New Climate Justice online platform

A graphic from the platform guides users to the examples of best practices that most interest them.

Do you need to develop an internal climate policy and want to know what other organisations have done? Or do you want to find out more about disaster risk reduction or locally led adaptation? Maybe you have a great adaptation project you’d like to share with other ACT members. 

Visit ACT’s new Platform for Climate Change and Programmes, meant to strengthen ACT’s Climate Justice members and networks. Available on the Fabo Learning site, the platform has several functions:

  • a one-stop learning site for climate change issues;
  • a sharing space for climate policy and members’ work on adaptation, resilience, loss and damage; and,
  • a digital space in which to network with and learn from other ACT members’ work on climate justice. 

“This is an opportunity for members to share their best experiences adapting to climate change,” says Tewaney Seifesellasie, co-chair of the ACT Alliance Climate Justice Programmes team. The team focusses on the climate adaptation work of ACT members at the grassroots level and is also responsible for running ACT’s Resilience Award. They started designing the platform in March 2022.  

Four sections 

The platform, accessible to ACT members at , is divided into four main sections.  

The first, Climate Programming, includes training opportunities and news on ACT Climate Justice opportunities such as the Resilience Award.  Users are invited to submit their own climate programme interventions addressing adaptation, resilience, loss and damage and/or low carbon transition. A template is provided. 

The second section, Internal Climate Policies, has examples of ACT member climate policies from DanChurchAid, Norwegian Church Aid and Christian Aid, a helpful slide deck on implementing such a policy, and a climate game to help members of organisations reflect on their climate change goals. 

Member policies can be downloaded from the platform.

Both of these sections feature a useful resources library with ACT and member publications on climate change and climate justice.  

The third section, Dialogue Forums, has two components. The Practice Forum invites ACT members to “collaborate, share examples of good practices, learn from others and exchange ideas or questions.” The  Networking Forum features photographs and short biographies of the members of the Programmes team and invites users to add their own profile. 

Graphics guide users to the dialogue forum of their choice.






“We want to increase networking among ACT members,” says Ruusa Gawazaa, co-chair of the ACT Alliance Climate Justice Programmes team. “We can learn a lot from each other.” 

The final section gives an overview of ACT Alliance, and how users can participate.  Members of the ACT Alliance are welcome to join the community of practice, with possibilities for regular cooperation and exchange of ideas and experiences. 

ACT members are invited to share news of the Platform in their Forums and with their own members. “We can leverage our strengths by sharing them, and also strengthen the climate justice movement within the alliance,” says Tewaney.  

To access the site:  

Step 1: Log in:  

Step 2: Access Climate ACT alliance platform for climate change and programs  

Step 3: Click, climate programming, dialogue Forum (on Tool Bar) etc or other forums 

To share experiences:  

Step 1: Log in:  

Step 2: Access Climate ACT alliance platform for climate change and programs  

Step 3: Click Dialogue Forum (on the Tool Bar)  






Meeting the needs of people displaced by climate change

Farmer James Kuony Malual in Akobo, South Sudan can no longer depend on the weather. The rains don’t come when they used to, and when they do, they cause worse flooding than he’s ever seen. PHOTO:  Paul Jeffrey/ACT.

By Sabine Minninger, Dr. Katherine Braun, and Christian Wolff

The Climate Action Summit on September 20, part of the UN General Assembly, will draw policymakers, academics and civil society from around the world to New York. That’s why ACT Alliance, Bread for the World and the Open Society Foundations are hosting the workshop Addressing the Protection Gap – Human Mobility and the Climate Crisis in International Frameworks in New York on September 19. It will raise awareness and encourage collaboration among a variety of stakeholders in the international community.  

To meet the needs of people on the move, to protect climate-affected communities and individuals, and to ensure they can move with dignity, we must reimagine current frameworks and create new ones. Those who permanently lose their land or livelihoods should have access to alternative long-term solutions which include socioeconomic rights and preserve their cultural life. 

People fleeing the effects of the climate crisis because their livelihoods are destroyed must be supported and protected, as must those who elect to stay. To address the current protection gap, international responsibilities must respond to the needs of both. 

Climate (in-)justice 

Global warming has led to more intense and frequent weather events around the world. Slow onset weather events such as sea level rise and desertification and sudden events such as droughts, tropical storms and hurricanes, heavy rainfall and floods disrupt the lives of millions. Most will not be able to move. 

Industrialized nations and emerging economies with high levels of emissions are primarily responsible for the climate crisis. Although they have contributed the fewest emissions, the countries most affected by the impacts of climate change are the so-called least developed countries (LDCs). 

Within them, those most affected are those groups that are already the most marginalized. They are constrained by their geographic location, but also by limited coping and adaptation capacities: the lack of financial, technological and technical resources, insufficient social protection systems and poor governance. Most will not be able to move. Those who can, lack sufficient international protection and regular pathways. 

Human mobility and climate change 

The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), notes that 3.3 to 3.6 billion people worldwide live in environments vulnerable to climate change. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre estimates that since 2008, 288 million people have been displaced within their own country’s borders due to climate-related disasters. In 2020, 30.7 million people in 149 countries were displaced for this reason. An unknown number of people have had to leave their homes due to slow-onset processes such as drought or sea-level rise. 

The worst impacts have yet to be felt. The IPCC Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5°C” notes that climate change will significantly speed up migration. By 2050 more than 140 million people will be threatened by drought, desertification, crop failure, storm surges and rising sea levels just in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Under the most optimistic scenarios, slow-onset processes and extreme weather events will drastically impact the habitability of the most affected areas of the world. 

The climate crisis amplifies and interacts with already existing threats and security risks, exacerbating humanitarian crises, social and political conflicts, economic insecurities and existing vulnerabilities, compelling more people to move. 

What is human mobility in the context of climate change? 

Human mobility in the context of climate change (HMCCC) includes internal displacement, seasonal and permanent cross-border migration and planned relocation. 

The impacts of climate change can affect human mobility both directly and indirectly. Climate change can reinforce, decrease or redirect existing movements of people, often from rural to urban areas. It influences temporary and seasonal as well as permanent migration patterns. 

Human mobility in the context of climate change (HMCCC) is determined by the nature of the hazard, and social, economic, political and demographic factors, among others. Women, children, LGBTQI,, the elderly, people with disabilities and members of ethnically and racially marginalized groups have the fewest resources to prepare for and protect against the impacts of climate change and disasters. 

Tailored solutions are necessary to respond to the needs of affected populations, especially people living in vulnerable situations. They should not be left behind. 

Human mobility can be an adaptation strategy, if…. 

Human mobility can be an adaptation and risk reduction strategy and may help reduce vulnerability, but only if human and social rights are protected and if movement is voluntary, safe, and orderly. This was confirmed in the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report on Vulnerability and Adaptation. The higher their freedom of mobility, the greater is the potential for individuals, their communities of origin, and host countries. 

The protection gap 

International protection and the freedom to move remain severely restricted. We are far from realizing the principle of “migration in dignity.” Climate migrants are not covered by the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention. The absence of regular pathways for migration forces people to take life-threatening migration routes and exposes them to human rights violations, labour exploitation and gender-based violence, and other threats.  

Planned relocation processes are often accompanied by non-economic loss and damage and human rights violations, including to economic and cultural rights. Internal displacement is insufficiently addressed and lacks financial resources and institutional capacities. 

Regular pathways for migration support coping strategies which protect lives and prepare communities for future losses and damages. Yet people who wish to stay should be able to.  

It is the responsibility of the international community to protect people affected by the adverse effects of climate change, to assist with adaptation measures, and to address loss and damage to ensure all lives are lived with dignity. 

A people-centred human rights- and equity-based approach  

A large and rapidly increasing number of climate migrants and displaced people, and those at risk of displacement, must fend for themselves without protection to ensure their rights. HMCCC is also increasingly seen as a security risk. We are far from closing existing protection gaps for affected people. 

A people-centred, human rights- and equity-based approach to “averting, minimizing and addressing displacement” requires policy frameworks that respond to the rights, needs and aspirations of people whose lives and livelihoods are directly affected by the impacts of climate change. This is especially the case when those impacts (combined with other stressors) make them particularly vulnerable. 

This approach demands diverse, coherent policy approaches to ensure that people can stay in the face of a changing climate or can migrate freely and with dignity within or across borders.  

HMCCC has been part of climate negotiations and UNFCCC mechanisms since the 2010 Cancun Agreement but is not yet sufficiently included in climate policy. There is far too little funding available, especially regarding cross-border migration, displacement and planned relocation as adaptation. 

What is needed 

To protect people threatened by climate-related displacement, states should ensure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming at 1.5°C and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the UNFCCC goal. Human mobility should be more effectively included in UNFCCC processes by strengthening existing international initiatives and including HMCCC in workstreams on adaptation and Loss and Damage. 

Climate finance should support action on displacement and migration. States should be supported by the UNFCCC in addressing HMCCC. The financial architecture must be improved to meet different needs, for example through differentiated, targeted funding streams. 

Human mobility should be a pillar in proposals to international climate financing instruments, including adaptation scenarios. According to the polluter-pays-principle, and to implement climate justice, a needs-based Loss and Damage Fund should secure additional funding for mitigation, adaptation, Official Development Assistance (ODA) and humanitarian aid. 

To address the rights and needs of people displaced by the climate crisis, cross-silo strategies in Climate Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, International Protection and Migration Policy are urgently needed. The effective participation of affected communities and civil society organizations is essential. 

The protection gap for displaced persons and migrants affected by climate change must be effectively addressed in migration policy. Host countries of internally displaced persons need greater support. Where planned relocations are needed, planning must be inclusive and human rights must be respected. 

States should improve migrant protection in situations of vulnerability by applying more predictable and human rights-based frameworks based on regular and legal pathways. 

Additional protocols to protect climate-induced cross-border migration must meet international human rights obligations. 

Industrialized countries should fulfil their commitments to dedicate 0.7% of their GNIs towards Official Development Assistance (ODA). Some can be dedicated to financing measures to address HMCCC. They must avoid conditionalities that link the provision of ODA to the establishment of restrictive border and migration policies. All financial support should favour grants over loans, particularly in interactions with LDCs and especially climate vulnerable countries and be accompanied by swift and effective debt relief for these countries. 

Sabine Minninger is Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Change with ACT member Bread for the World. Dr. Katherine Braun is Migration Researcher and Policy Advisor for Refugee Affairs and Human Rights with the Church of Northern Germany. Christian Wolff is the ACT Alliance Policy Advisor on Migration and Refugees. They are co-authors of the ACT/Bread for the World study: Addressing the Protection Gap – Human Mobility and the Climate Crisis in International Frameworks, released in March 2023.


COP27 concludes with a big breakthrough for the most vulnerable

Climate-induced loss and damage, situations where adaptation is inadequate or no longer an option, is a growing threat around the world, especially in vulnerable communities. Over 30 years ago small island states tried to bring this topic onto the UN climate agenda. At the end of the UN Climate summit in Egypt, COP27, we can finally celebrate that Parties have agreed to establish a fund and to mobilise support to address these losses and damages.

Mattias Söderberg, co-chair of the ACT Alliance Climate Justice group says: “ACT Alliance is very happy for this political breakthrough. Those most affected by climate change should no longer feel forgotten. The global community has acknowledged their needs and agreed to act.”

“We join all global south negotiators in celebrating the COP27 commitment to a loss and damage facility,” says Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary of ACT Alliance. “This is the result of their determined action over many years, supported by civil society and faith actors.”

However, there are few other results from the summit to applaud.  “As faith actors on the front lines, we see the impact of inaction on God’s creation,” says Bueno de Faria. “We know that urgent action is needed to address the impacts of climate change, which more and more affect the poorest and most vulnerable people, those who have done the least to contribute to climate change. It seems that Parties at COP do not understand or are oblivious to the urgency of the climate emergency.”


Report after report has been released showing that mitigation actions currently announced by the countries of the world are nowhere near ambitious enough to keep global temperature rise to 1.5C. Yet the level of ambition at COP27 to accelerate these efforts slowed rather than increased. ACT is especially missing a clear call for the phase-out of all fossil fuels and clear shift to 100% renewables, which is not too astonishing given the extremely high presence of fossil-fuel lobbyists in Sharm el Sheik.  

“It is not acceptable that the rights of Indigenous peoples and human rights have been sidelined in the new agreement on carbon markets,” says Dr. Marianna Leite of ACT Alliance. “Similarly, the back-and-forth on the need to ground solutions in international law and science was appalling. We need to move away from false solutions and call out parties which have been obstructing negotiations and pushing for clearly ineffective solutions such as the so-called ‘circular carbon economy’.”


COP26 in Glasgow laid the path for increased financial support to help communities adapt so they can better survive droughts, storms, and the changing climate. The proposed doubling of adaptation finance would help address the urgent needs of subsistence farmers, fisherfolk, and many other communities.

“It is inexcusable that a year after agreeing to double adaptation finance, that promise cannot be advanced at COP27,” says Kata Kuhnert, youth delegate from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. “Support to help vulnerable states and communities adapt to more frequent and extreme weather events impacted by climate change cannot wait.”

Gender, Indigenous and Human rights

The rights of women and girls, in all their diversity, as well as the rights of Indigenous peoples and human rights were often sidelined in negotiations. These rights are virtually invisible in the texts agreed upon related to climate finance, mitigation and adaptation. “An intersectional gender lens cannot be an afterthought,” says Manal Shehade, ACT Alliance MENA Gender Community of Practice Chair and COP27 delegate. “The truth is that without finance, there will be no gender transformative climate action and without gender justice there is no climate justice.”

Action that does not address the gendered dimensions of the climate emergency can further exacerbate inequalities. At COP27, we needed to see gender-inclusive policies being mainstreamed. Instead, we witnessed the watering down of language and further delays. The discussions on the Lima Gender Work Programme and its Gender Action Plan were expected to be deferred to Bonn in 2023, due to disagreement between Parties on the related support required. This resulted in a pause in negotiations, and then in the final hours, an ‘agreed’ text was ‘bulldozed’ through.


The report led by Canada and Germany showed that developed countries had only managed to mobilize USD 83bn per year, rather than the 100bn promised by 2020.  The expectation, that a clear plan for delivery of the shortfall so far and how to keep the promise in the upcoming years, would be established, was not met, only a vague call to meet the obligations remained. Efforts by parties to agree on which nations should be contributing funds to finance mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage work led to disagreement as historic emitters and middle-income countries with growing current emissions sparred over who should be included in the category of contributors.

There have been a number of pledges from states towards climate finance, but not at the scale needed to address the critical needs of communities and whether they are additional and new as requested – is questionable. In addition, there was little progress on climate finance, including adaptation and loss and damage finance. Without this finance, the Global South cannot adapt to the climate emergency and the debt situation will get worse.  

“At COP27, there has been a lot of political posing with no real change to the status quo or accountability for the wrongs of the past,” says Prof. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, ACT Alliance Ambassador for Climate Justice. “At the end of the day, if polluters do not commit new and additional finance to tackle the current crisis—without further increasing the debt burden of vulnerable countries — their commitments will be nothing but empty words and they dramatically leave countries alone with the damages they have causes and continue to cause. This is irresponsible and lacks solidarity, regardless of their lip service to it.”


Savanna Sullivan, Program Executive for Youth for the Lutheran World Federation says that “To secure a safe planet for future generations, we need bold decisions for climate justice from all. We need to involve youth in the discussions. Not only do they bring important ideas and perspectives to negotiations and conversations now, but they are also the ones who will be in the room forty years from now. The investment we saw at COP27 in youth leadership and participation is an investment in the future of our planet.”

“Delays in international cooperation mean a delay in action in communities, where people are losing their homes, livelihoods, and even their lives every day.  This cannot continue,” concludes Bueno de Faria.  “We must keep our eyes on 1.5C and the deep emission cuts needed to get there, and on ensuring that climate justice is at the heart of all the work of this and all COPs.” And, equally important, Bueno de Faria added – “developed countries need to immediately operationalise and, therefore, mobilise new and additional finance for the newly created loss and damage funds.”

We must change the humanitarian “aid” model (and demand legally-binding climate law)

an interview with Patricia Mungcal, National Council of Churches in the Philippines

You are the Youth CoP coordinator and have been the excellent moderator for the new format launched in Karlsruhe the ACT o’clock. These gatherings were supposed to be thought-provoking conversations on difficult topics. What was the hardest and why?

The hardest was definitely approaching racism and decolonisation. These issues are deeply rooted in our daily lives, from the professional to the personal.  For instance, by deciding to come to Karlsruhe I knew I could face discrimination. Whether we acknowledge it or not, these biases are embedded in our systems and also apply to churches, humanitarian relief and development organisations.

We get so much financial support from the global north that it’s difficult to bring this topic to the table preserving its dignity. When discussing “aid”, there is a high risk to sound or being perceived as a beggar.For instance, I don’t want to beg for climate finance! The climate and economic injustices that we have been seeing for decades are now systemic and are perpetuated by political systems that are responsible for creating the premises for these injustices.

Also, in these settings – when we have 30 minutes to discuss loaded topics- it’s a fine balance to preserve the dignity of the issues at stake and the history that many of us share; when for decades we have been treated like subjects to financial “aid” granted by the political whims of some.   

Luckily, a conversation has already started. In ACT our churches are already working on it. We are looking at the problems in the face and we are not only acknowledging them but we are “repenting” and correcting our ways. But we need to dig deeper. The fellow panellists participating in the ACT o’ clock were so humble and willing to open up without hubris that it gives me hope.

You are involved in Disaster Risk Reduction  in the Philippines and now that the climate crisis is unfolding faster than expected. Someone said today: Our future is on fire. Climate Change is having an impact on the most disadvantaged communities. I am thinking about Typhoon Haiyan or most recently the floods in Pakistan. What do you think we must do to advance the climate agenda and make communities more resilient and do you think that the Paris Agreement has failed these communities?

I want to talk about what we do at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. Since Typhoon Haiyan happened we have ramped up our DRR and our climate programme. We have actively involved the local communities. Farmers who are most susceptible to drought;  fishermen in Cebu who are bearing the consequences of the acidification of the oceans; and last June we also included indigenous communities to learn from them and share our knowledges. Since the Philippines is a developing country – and here I bring up the colonisation angle again – climate change is having a hard footprint on our chance to develop. We are trying to meet the basic needs of communities while confronting an uncertain future.

We are doing this by being aware that we “can’t simply “climate adapt” into climate justice”.

That’s why we need to ramp up the advocacy at national and international levels. We must stop open pit mining;  the monopolies of crop farming; the fossil fuels. When it comes to the Paris Agreement, I would like to acknowledge the importance of the common but differentiated responsibilities. It was a win but it is not enough. Those who are most responsible for the climate crisis are not willing to share or be held accountable. As the common but differentiated responsibilities is not a  legally binding agreement we are again subject to the whims of some. I think we need to add binding elements to the Paris Agreement – for instance on climate finance or loss and damage. But that’s the bare minimum.

There is much more we could think about. I think is time to consider this seriously and advocate for it.

As you know we are strongly committed to a localisation agenda which is not just tokenism but authentic. As a member of the ACT Alliance, what do you think the alliance can contribute more to supporting members at the national level and promoting a stronger locally-centred alliance?

ACT has been really serious on the localisation agenda. The alliance sees its importance and was one of the first to take a strong position. This is well and good, but to strengthen it further I think we also need to be serious and aggressive in mobilising the youth. We work at the grassroots level in all sectors. If you want to mobilise communities persuading and involving young people is a very important part of it. Pastors are already doing enough, but if you want committed people who have the energy, the time and the motivation to change the status quo that would be the youth.

Climate and gender justice are not stand-alone issues

The 66th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women is now underway. This is the UN’s principal intergovernmental body for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. This year the focus will be on the interconnection between climate change and gender justice, and ACT Alliance is working with our members to be a collective prophetic voice for justice. In preparation, ACT Members have been working together in strategy sessions, where ACT Alliance’s delegates exchanged views on the work they are doing at a national and the regional level, sharing how to advance understanding of the impacts of the climate crisis on women and girls in communities around the world.

Patricia Mungcal, of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines and co-chair of ACT’s Youth CoP, shared some alarming insights. “Young women and girls in disaster-stricken areas are more prone to gender-based violence,” she said. “Without policies based on mutual agreement, mutual respect, and recognition of territorial and patrimonial rights, the climate crisis will only exacerbate an ongoing economic crisis that endangers the lives of all people. Climate and gender justice are not stand-alone issues but are both centered around civil and economic justice.”

Joel Kelling of theAnglican Alliance, based in Jordan, and a member of the MENA Climate Justice Community of Practice raised a key issue shared by other participants. “How do we engage people in the severity of the situation when we don’t typically have rapid onset natural disasters here?” he said. “The city of Alexandria in Egypt might be under water in 50 years, and yet there is a distinct lack of immediate and urgent action in response.” Financial support is crucial and must be channeled towards communities, he said. The good news is that there are churches in the Middle East that are beginning to provide more support for climate and gender justice.

Sostina Takure, who is the coordinator of the ACT Zimbabwe Forum highlighted how changes in climate patterns are affecting rural women and girls and food security in communities. Zimbabwe, like many other countries, relies heavily on agriculture to support their economy. “Recently there has been a mixture of natural weather phenomenon, and also politics, that have contributed to our economy dying,” she said. The region has experienced extreme droughts and devastating cyclones which affect communities’ livelihoods.

Human rights abuses, specifically abuses against women and children, have increased due to economic and political insecurity. Women still cannot own land in Zimbabwe and access to education is limited. Rural women have little access to information and are often not included in decision-making and knowledge sharing activities. Although women living in urban areas may be more educated, they are still being excluded from conversations about climate justice and climate solutions.

Zoyara Urbina of LWF and the LAC Gender Equality Community of Practice spoke about how the most impoverished countries are struggling to cope with a climate that is changing too quickly for them to adapt to or mitigate the effects. The region is known for its biodiversity, yet Central American countries are already showing the negative effects of climate change. As in other parts of the world, rural communities are affected the most and this is now part of the daily lives of millions of people.

ACT Alliance is advocating at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in many ways. We are coordinating Side and Parallel Events, lifting up the voices of national and regional members on the frontline of the climate crisis. We are also working as a delegation to strategically reach out and influence the Member States. Working with sister and ecuemnical agencies, we are hosting a virtual exhibition booth at CSW66, which is a space to connect and raise awareness of the role faith-based actors are playingat regional, national and local levels, to achieve gender and climate justice.
Central to our participation in this space is to highlight the voices of those living in communities affected by the climate crisis. Delegates are sharing stories, information, tools and solutions to advance gender and climate justice.

You can visit our exhibition booth here, which also includes a programme of events. 
To learn more about what ACT is doing at CSW66 check out our dedicated page:

To add your voice, tweet your insights on gender and climate issues by using the hashtags #TheRoad2Equality and #CSW66

How to engage with COP26 happening in Glasgow

COP26 begins this November 1 in Glasgow, UK after a pause of nearly two years, and runs until November 12, with several faith activities scheduled just before it starts. The first COP since COVID-19 spread around the world, COP26 promises to be an important moment to address delayed climate justice promises and future investments.

What are the issues this year? The latest report from the IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) shows that if the global temperature continues to increase, the chance to keep that increase below the scientifically recommended maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius will disappear. The NDCs (national climate plans) submitted for this COP, if successfully implemented, would lead to a rise of 2.7 degrees. 1.5 degrees is still possible, but it requires immediate and ambitious emission reduction commitments.

There is an urgent need for vulnerable countries to adapt to the dramatic impact of climate change which they currently experience, and to address the resulting loss and damage. This need will increase steadily as the global temperature increases. Adequate finance, investment and the political will to act will be required for a just result.

The summit must be a success, or the climate emergency will become even worse.

ACT Alliance’s Key Asks

ACT’s key asks for COP26 include:

  • A call for scaled-up ambition in emission reduction commitments
  • That women in all their diversity participate equally in all climate change decision-making processes.
  • Separate finance targets for mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage. Loss and damage finance must be its own category in the post-2025 finance architecture.
  • Developed countries must meet their climate finance commitments, and climate finance must be split evenly between mitigation and adaptation.
  • A recognition that COVID-19 has created opportunities for all countries to restructure their economies to enable people and planet-centred solutions.
  • All articles of the 2015 Paris Agreement must become operational. However, ending without a decision on carbon trading will be better than a bad decision.

ACT in Glasgow

The ACT delegation will be reporting regularly from COP26. News on two new ACT reports (one on Gender, one on Climate Finance) blogs from Global South members, media releases, videos, interviews and more will be provided each day. Sign up for the ACT COP26 Communications google group by sending an email asking to be added to: Please note that each person who wants to be added must send their own email request.

Virtual engagement

Many events are being streamed live this year for those who can’t be in Glasgow. Here are a few highlights. More will be posted on our COP26 communications google group (see above) and social media (see below). Register soon! Here are just a few ways you can be involved:

Sign the Pray and Act petition. Available in Spanish and English.

Watch the Pray and Act webinar on Faith Engagement at COP26.

Sunday, October 31, 16:30 GMT: Join the interfaith Talanoa Dialogue which includes Zoom dialogue rooms.

Tuesday, November 2, 19:30 GMT: Watch the livestream of the Pray and Act Faith in Action petition hand in ceremony.

Stay posted for more news on livestreamed ACT events.

Social Media

Follow ACT on social media, where we’ll post about events, reports, news and special quotes from some of our ACT members.

  • Twitter, ACT Now for Climate Justice/ @actclimate. Find or share COP26 news with these hashtags: #ActforClimate #COP26. If you are discussing the impact of climate change on women and girls, don’t forget to use the hashtag #TheRoad2Equality
  • Or Facebook, ACT Now for Climate Justice /@actclimate