Forest Road

How can we help our earth

Sustainable Development Goals

The World Evangelical Alliance has written reflections on the Sustainable Development Goals from a Christian perspective.

 

Have a read here

You can order a more detailed booklet on the same topic here

Thame Green Living

Adopted unanimously by Thame Town Council in July 2020, the Green Living Plan is a ten-year plan for a cleaner, greener Thame.

 

You can make a pledge here as a great way to start thinking and acting in a Green Living way:

 

 https://www.thamegreenliving.org.uk/

Thame COP26

Following an uplifting local campaign during the Glasgow COP summit in Nov 21, Thame organisations have publicly committed to taking action to reduce emissions and increase biodiversity on their patch, before March 2022.

See Cornerstone’s commitment here:

https://thamecop.co.uk/commitments-gallery/category/faith-groups#CF

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COP 26 Feedback

Nearly 200 countries agreed to the Glasgow Climate Pact, the first COP agreement to explicitly reference fossil fuels

The Paris Rulebook, the guidelines for how the Paris Agreement is delivered, was also completed.

 

Varying numbers of countries agreed to…

  • revisit and strengthen their current emissions targets to 2030, in 2022

  • reach net-zero emissions

  • end the mining of coal

  • end overseas public finance for coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022

  • significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy by 2030 and encourage its use worldwide

  • make all new car sales zero emission by 2040 and by 2035 in leading markets

  • rich countries to ‘at least double’ funds for adaptation to the climate crisis

 

Other notable points included:

  • India promised to draw half of its energy requirement from renewable sources by 2030

  • Scotland made the first financial pledge for countries suffering loss and damage due to the climate crisis

  • Boris Johnson pledged to put an extra £1bn into a climate crisis fund for poor nations if the UK economy bounces back from Covid

  • The USA and China unveiled a plan to work together on cutting emissions

 

At the end of COP26 President Alok Sharma said:

‘We can now say with credibility that we have kept 1.5 degrees alive. But, its pulse is weak and it will only survive if we keep our promises and translate commitments into rapid action.’

 

I want to finish with the words of Kuki Rokhum from The Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief:

‘We want justice for the poorest of the poor living in different parts of the world who live lightly and yet pay heavily. The time to act was yesterday, but God has still given us today.’

 

Please keep praying and keep up the pressure on our leaders for change ahead of COP27 next year in Egypt!