Was the UN climate meeting in Glasgow useful? Nov. 22 event debrief:
Rev. Richard Killmer, an official observer at COP26 explained UNFCCC, what happened at COP26--his take on the successes, what were the disappointments?(Video of his talk)
Lisa Savage shared her digital engagement at COP 26 and her slide presentation. (Video of her talk)
Peace Action Maine has played an important role in launching a petition that has brought us as far as COP26, now let's take VFP's lead for a next step: ask your Member of Congress to cosponsor resolution 767: tell the DoD to report and reduce CO2 emissions! A big thank you to both speakers.
This is the formal announcement of this event:
Reverend Richard Killmer, an official observer at COP26, will give the history of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He will give his understanding of what happened at COP26. What were the successes? What were the disappointments? Having attended 5 COPs, he will have much to share with our community about Climate Justice and making peace with the earth. Keeping our hearts "in it" for the long haul! He will field questions after his talk. (PPH LTE) Here is his recent Portland Press Herald piece. FMI: The Climate Witness Project
Lisa Savage participated in the People's Summit for Climate Justice that took place "outside"- part of a workshop on US militarism and Climate.
Where have we been, where are we going? What's next?
Questions will follow, along with a discussion of what COP26 parts you were
part of and what you were inspired by!
The Climate Crisis & Militarism Project of Veterans For Peace invites you to urge your Member of Congress (MOC) to cosponsor H Res 767: Department of Defense to reduce the overall environmental impact of all military activities and missions, and for other purposes. Support CCMP and take action HERE.
Key Outcomes Agreed to at COP26: https://www.carbonbrief.org/cop26-key-outcomes-agreed-at-the-un-climate-talks-in-glasgow
State Department Statement on US China Joint Glasgow declaration: https://www.state.gov/u-s-china-joint-glasgow-declaration-on-enhancing-climate-action-in-the-2020s/
How nuclear weapon expansion drives climate false solution of nuclear power.