by Amy Quirk
Welcome to a historic collaboration among people of faith. Located in the Blue Zone, where international negotiators convene, the Faith Pavilion is open to delegates at COP28 and to you via live-streaming.
“In response to the growing climate crisis, faith communities are coming together to host the first-ever Faith Pavilion at COP28. It brings together a wide range of stakeholders to call for urgent action, inspire the world with solutions, and demonstrate the pivotal role of faith communities in tackling the climate crisis in support of people and the planet.”
The pavilion is adjacent to key meeting sites and, hopefully, signals the moral authority of the world’s major religions in these negotiations:
The pavilion is hosted by the Muslim Council of Elders in collaboration with the “COP28 Presidency, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and a diverse coalition of global partners including the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Peace Department, the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), and over 50 faith organizations.”
As depicted by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, there are six goals for the Faith Pavilion:
Here is the schedule of events from Friday, December 1, 2023 through Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
One event may be of particular interest due to recent news reports about fossil fuel interests at COP28:
The events will be live-streamed, but please note that the times listed are local to Dubai.
I hope to see you there!