Climate Emergency

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Across the world, leaders of both faith communities and cities recognise that we face a crisis and are speaking out.  e.g. On care for our common home ‘Laudato Si’: Pope Francis 2015

When those who have done the least to cause climate change and are the hardest hit, it becomes an issue of injustice.

Birmingham is a very diverse city.  Footsteps’ events and activities incorporate both voices from across the whole city and the wider world.

In June 2019 Footsteps coordinated support from Birmingham faith leaders for Birmingham declaring a climate emergency with a just transition.  Footsteps represents faith communities on the Birmingham climate emergency taskforce and also acts as its ‘critical friend’.

Footsteps: Climate Emergency


COP28 Update and Reflections

On 19th February, Footsteps held a one-hour Zoom workshop with Kamran Shezad, reflecting on his experiences of attending COP28.  Kamran is Sustainability Lead for the BAHU Trust, and a Footsteps steering group member. The event was hosted by Mahmooda Qureshi, a Community Organiser based in Birmingham. COP is the United Nations annual climate change conference. […]

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Climate – Perspectives of Young People

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to listen to the stories of young people who have been leading the call for meaningful change.  The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce with a view from the grassroots of what is needed from young people’s perspectives. Some 10 […]

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Birmingham Faith Communities call for Action ahead of Climate Strike

Ahead of Climate Strikes in Birmingham on 20th September, an interfaith environmental network has set out how politicians, faith groups and environmental organisations can work together to respond to the climate emergency declared by Birmingham City Council in June. Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) is today publishing a new report: ‘Birmingham Climate Emergency […]