Ask President Obama to take action on climate change in DurbanOctober 27, 2011
In late November, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society will gather in Durban, South Africa for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will focus on the implementation of the Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the 2007 Bali Action Plan and the 2010 Cancun Agreements. Sr. Ann Braudis, MM, a staff member with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, will attend.
Send a message to the U.S. delegation: The National Council of Churches has postcards available to send to President Obama, urging him to guarantee that the U.S. plays a positive role at the meeting. The president must be urged to:
- Secure a fair, ambitious and binding agreement
- Ensure adaptation assistance for the most vulnerable around the world
- Guarantee climate justice for all
Add your voice by signing this electronic postcard.
Ask the members of your faith community to do the same thing – bring a laptop or iPad to your next worship service and ask people to sign electronically before they go home.
Or order postcards for members of you community to sign -- they must be returned to the National Council of Churches by November 17.
To order postcards, contact Tyler Edgar; tell her how many you need and include an address where the cards should be sent. When they arrive, ask members of your congregation to sign and return them to you, then send the entire stack to the National Council of Churches of Christ, 110 Maryland Avenue, N.E. Suite 108, Washington, D.C. 20002.