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COP26 message from faith communities to Prime Minister projected on to Parliament

25 October 2021
UK - Westminster - COP26 projection onto Parliament

The projection onto Parliament urged Boris Johnson to show leadership and ‘keep 1.5C alive’ at COP26

Messages urging Boris Johnson to show leadership at COP26 have been projected by faith groups on to Parliament a week before the start of the climate summit.

The projection called on the Prime Minister to ‘give us faith’ he will lead at the Glasgow climate talks by working for agreements to keep temperature rises below the 1.5C level scientists say will be catastrophic for the world’s most marginalised communities.

The images projected on to the Houses of Parliament also urged Boris Johnson to push rich governments to provide money to countries hardest hit by the crisis and to stop support for fossil fuels.

COP26 message from faith communities ‘must be heard’ by PM

The projection, which was organised by CAFOD along with Christian Aid, World Vision and Tearfund, followed calls from tens of thousands of people from faith groups around the UK for the Prime Minister to push for world leaders to show ambition in Glasgow.

More than 50,000 Catholics have urged Boris Johnson to make sure people from communities experiencing the worst impacts of the climate emergency are put at the heart of the COP.

Liam Finn, Campaigns Manager at CAFOD, said:

“We wanted to project the message that so many tens of thousands of CAFOD supporters and people from across faith communities have sent to Boris Johnson, so we’ve done that – literally!

“It’s vital that the Prime Minister hears that message demanding that he show the leadership needed for COP26 to keep 1.5C alive, deliver the money rich countries have pledged to those on the frontlines of the crisis and consign fossil fuels to history.”

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