Climate Justice at G7

For those in Cornwall or Devon, its becoming harder to ignore that the G7 conference is about to begin.

To mark this, a group of young Christians from across Cornwall have written an open letter to World Leaders demanding climate justice ahead of the G7 summit.

Here’s a little about it.

The hope is to have 1,000 by G7, with the hope of reaching 5,000 names by the COP26 event in November. (So if you’re reading this after June – there’s still time to sign!)

You can find the open letter, which calls on the G7 countries to cut CO2 emissions to zero, end funding of fossil fuels and support the world’s poorest communities that have been affected by climate change here.

What Does it Mean To Stop?

We’re surrounded by noise, information and activity. With use of up to date mobile phones and wireless devices we have access to find out almost anything at any point. Even when work is not being done, and social media isn’t being touched, a lot of us spend our time watching TV, involved in groups, playing sports or just getting the next job done.

Well maybe I don’t play sports…

The thing is, how often do we stop? I spent a lot of my holiday struggling to get either reception or battery life on my phone, and to be honest. It was weird. It did make me wonder about how keen I am to be in touch with the world, work on my course, take photos, know what’s going on, plan youth club, listen to music, watch TV, listen to video games, and so on.

Maybe I need to learn to listen to the silence every now and then, and just be still.