Cop 27 Press Release
On 6 November 2021, Bury St Edmunds Quakers held a silent witness on Angel Hill as part of a global day of action calling for just solutions to the climate crisis. We have continued to do this on the first Saturday of each month and our next gathering on 5 November will mark a year of this endeavour.
Over the year, many people beyond our Quaker community have joined us, appreciating and sharing our belief in the need for action and supporting each other from a position of love, rather of fear.
As heads of state and governments, representatives of civil society, activists and negotiators prepare to gather for the COP 27 Conference on Climate Change at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt from 6-18 November, the evidence of climate change is ever more apparent. We are concerned that our own government has done little to address this, despite the hopes which were raised at COP 26 in Glasgow last year. We invite reflection on how we may keep the need for action at the forefront of people’s minds and how we may best join with wildlife and environmental organisations such as the RSPB, and the National Trust in continuing their challenge to the government.
Anyone who shares our concerns or who would like to know more, will be most welcome to join us on Saturday 5 November between 11.30 and 12.00 at the bottom of Angel Hill, opposite the entrance to the Abbey Gardens.