Glasgow Ready

Six years on from the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) when Footsteps was formed, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 26) will take place in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021, hosted jointly by the UK and Italy.  Its agenda will be the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015, and it will address the need for countries to raise the level of their carbon emission reduction pledges agreed in 2015. The conference will aim to give particular support to countries on the frontline of climate change, enabling them to make essential adaptations to cope with a crisis they have done least to cause.

Footsteps works at city and community level in Birmingham.  At the beginning of 2021, the country is in the grip of the Covid 19 pandemic. It is exposing divides in the community similar to those that climate change will lead to.  The pandemic is exacerbating differences between high- and low-income groups, because those in low paid insecure employment are least able to insulate themselves from the effects of the pandemic.  Health and well-being inequalities between communities, ethnic groups and generations are also being highlighted. 

Footsteps’ Interfaith Week 2020 Round up started our focus on the November 2021 Glasgow Climate conference.   During 2021 we will be developing this theme to send a strong message to Glasgow from Birmingham.  

Footsteps: Glasgow Ready

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Muslims in UK & Ireland call for COP26 Climate Action

Footsteps are pleased to learn that in the first-ever campaign of its kind, Muslims across the UK and Ireland have issued a united rallying call for world leaders to act decisively on the climate crisis. With the crucial UN Climate talks in Glasgow – COP26 – only a few weeks away, major Muslim organisations in […]

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Birmingham Faith leaders speak out ahead of COP26

Footsteps is very pleased that during Great Big Green Week the Birmingham Faith Leaders Group has made a public statement on the powerful responsibility of faith communities to take action: A Statement on Climate Change as the COP26 Summit approaches 24th September 2021. Climate change is an existential threat that requires action from all people […]

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Volunteer to help bring Climate Justice to COP26

The COP26 Coalition and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are looking for people to volunteer at COP26 between 31st Oct – 14th Nov 2021. COP26 is an international summit under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The United Kingdom will host the meeting, originally planned to take place in Glasgow in November 2020. Due […]