Meet the UUA Observers to the United Nations COP22


It is a historic time for International climate action --- The Paris Agreement was just ratified by enough countries to now go into effect, on November 4, 2016. This is just days before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) meets in Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov. 7 - 18th.

Nine people will be traveling to Morocco next month as official observers to the COP22, representing the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). This is an important measure for UU witness and advocacy for climate justice, as the COP22 will focus on critical components of implementing the Paris Agreement that will have tremendous impacts for the whole world, and especially severely climate impacted communities, for generations to come.

Here are three ways that you can get involved and learn more:

  1. Check out the delegation’s Faithify campaign to learn more about our representatives and support their journey.

  2. RSVP for a special meeting about COP22 and the Paris Agreement, hosted by the UU-United Nations Office Climate Action Teams, on Wednesday, Oct. 12th at 8 PM EST. Members of the delegation will be attending as special guests.

  3. Make plans to raise awareness and take action during the Women Act for Climate Justice: 10 Days of Global Mobilization, October 28 - November 6th.

Stay tuned for more information and communications from our COP22 delegation. Thank you for supporting and following this important UU witness and advocacy for climate justice.

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  • commented 2016-10-06 14:04:30 -0400
    It is great that UUA is to witness and advocate for climate change. But we have to understand that it is rather late for controlling the harm we are experiencing and securing our future. I want to know what the commitment level will be for each country now that the Paris Agreement has been ratified. A low commitment is not very good news. We need to take action at war-time speed. And we need more than UUA to show commitment. We need a loud voice from many cultural sources NOW, not in any way, later. Thanks for the witness, but we may be far too late to change much for our survival. And I can’t apologize for my negative remarks. Our witness may have to be taking to the streets with strong moral demands for social justice in saving humanity.

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