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Interfaith Pavilion announced for COP28

For the first time ever, faith-based organisations (FBOs) and religious leaders will have an official Pavilion at this year's UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties, better known as COP28.


This is a result of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Muslim Council of Elders working together since January 2023 to form strategic multi-partnerships with FBOs and civil society partners. This Pavilion at the COP is in recognition of the importance of religious and spiritual communities in the fight against climate change and in achieving both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the goals of the Paris Agreement.


It also provides a unique opportunity for interfaith dialogue, capacity building, information sharing, and engagement with key stakeholders including negotiators and political leaders.

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The Pavilion is accepting expressions of interest to host an event there, which need to be submitted by Thursday 17 July 2023. For further details, you can email azmaira.alibhai@un.org


COP28 will convent in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) 30 November to 12 December 2023. The focus of the Summit is “Protecting global food systems”.





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How the Faith Plans framework can help you


The Faith Plans Seven Key Areas framework begins with Key Area One: Assets. This includes information and guidelines to help faith organisations to explore how to manage natural assets such as land, forests and woodland, and nature in line with their values. Find out more at https://www.faithplans.org/land-forests-and-nature


The theme of COP28 is 'Protecting global food systems'. Food production is also part of Key Area One: Assets, under Health, Hospitality and Food. Find out more at https://www.faithplans.org/assets-health-hospitality-food


If you would like more information about the Faith Plans framework or any of the Seven Key Areas, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

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Sikh man smiling in a forest

Read this astonishing case study about Faith Plans partner EcoSikh, which planted 200,000 trees in hundreds of forests, in advance of COP26 here.

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