Aiming to address how the Church continues to play a role in response to the COP21 UN Climate Change conference, the 2016 Ecumenical World Development Conference (EWDC) takes place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April 2016 at The Central Hall, Coventry.
It will look at:
- How does the Paris Agreement give support to our efforts?
- Does it re-ignite hope that the most dangerous climate change can be avoided?
- What needs to happen to strengthen what was agreed?
- How can we, sustained and guided by our hope in Christ, work in our churches and across denominational and national boundaries for a vision of a restored creation?
Speakers include leading climate scientist Myles Allen; theologians Michael Northcott, Martin Poulsom, Rosalind Selby and Ruth Valerio; climate communicator George Marshall; climate advocates Paul Cook and Mark Letcher, and church leaders Jo Herbert, Bishop William Kenney, Rachel Lampard, and Bishop Graham Usher.
EWDC is organised by representatives from A Rocha UK, All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development Fund), Christian Aid, Christian Concern for One World (CCOW), the Church of England, Commitment for Life, Global Justice Now, Operation Noah, Progressio, Tearfund, and with input from CAFOD.