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United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27)

Beginning with the historic Paris Agreement summit in 2015, the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church has sent a delegation to the Conference of Parties (COP), the annual United Nations Climate Summit. The 27th session of the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP27, will be held November 6th-18th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The Episcopal Call to Climate Action

How is climate change impacting people and places around the world, especially the most vulnerable? What is our call as Episcopalians to protect the earth, our fragile island home? This four-minute film features voices from the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 in November 2021.

Announcing the Presiding Bishop’s COP27 delegation 

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has named 18 delegates—selected from among respondents to a churchwide call—to represent the presiding bishop’s office at the 2022 United Nations climate change conference. It is the eighth year the Presiding Bishop has convened Episcopalians in the urgent work of climate change advocacy in the global forum.

This year’s hybrid platform allows for a wider representation of Episcopalian delegates, who will participate virtually and in person in daily events.

Read more about the Presiding Bishop’s Delegation in the Public Affairs Press Release, and get to know the delegates in this Delegation Slideshow:

Episcopal Church Policy Priorities for COP27

The Episcopal Church is committed to growing loving, liberating and life-giving relationships across the human family and with all of God’s creation. Our commitment to the call of Jesus has led us to engage in mitigation and right-sizing our lives as individuals and ministries, and to stand with frontline communities in laboring for environmental justice, ending environmental racism and finding a swift and just solution to the climate crisis.

Therefore, during the COP26 negotiations, we urge Parties and all other stakeholders to embrace these priorities. 

Episcopal COP27 Blog:

  • Working for our Future

    By Kara-Lyn Moran I’ll admit that some days the climate crisis seems too big to tackle, too much to solve, and that we are not doing enough to save our […]

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  • What We Love We Will Protect

    By Bishop Marc Andrus Two stories I heard on the way to COP27, the latest United Nations climate change conference, being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, reminded me of the […]

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  • The Episcopal Church & Hurricanes

    By Ethan Marshall I am Ethan Marshall and I am a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida. It was a surreal experience riding out Hurricane Ian, even though […]

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