Dear Friends worldwide,
We are sending you recent Quaker resources on climate change. Please feel free to share out, print, send feedback, etc!
- The most recent version of A Government Official’s Toolkit Inspiring Urgent Climate Action – 166 direct quotes from recent research worldwide, divided into 12 brief ‘cases’. This booklet was created to help empower people when talking with their local/national decision makers on what is happening, why, and what we can do urgently to help: https://quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/QUNO%20GovTK_A5%20FINAL_WEB.pdf
- Recently distributed at the climate negotiation conference in Bonn last month, this two sided Human Rights Based Approaches to Climate Action is about including people fairly to create effective and sustainable climate policy, and includes positive examples/links to recent international human rights reports: https://quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/HumanRightsBasedApproaches%20FINAL.pdf
- Learning that “dietary shifts could contribute to 1/5th of mitigation needed to hold warming below 2C, with a quarter of low cost options”(see Gov Toolkit p.33, ref 200), British Quaker Rajan Naidu writes about Quaker values and a vegan future in: https://quakersandclimatechange.com/category/spiritual-lifestyle-and-community/
- And finally! Friends World Committee for Consultation has prepared two films about Quakers and sustainability/climate change – one of Quakers voices across the world, and one of a shared concern across different Quaker theological communities in the USA: http://fwcc.world/sustainability-resources . For those wishing to show this latter film to their Meetings, we can link you to guiding questions for discussion.
Lindsey and Justine
from Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative for Climate Change, QUNO (7/4/2019)