The United Reformed Church (URC)’s Moderators are among representatives of religious communities across the U.K who have signed The Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration ahead of the COP26 Summit.

In the joint statement, they committed to responding to the climate emergency through being “advocates for justice by calling on governments, businesses and others who exercise power and influence to put into effect the Paris agreement; to make the transition to a just and green economy a priority; and to commit to science-based targets that are aligned with a healthy, resilient, zero-emissions future.”

As for individual responsibility, these religious leaders pledged to reflect in prayer and worship for creation care, and to encourage their communities to do likewise. They also promised to make transformational change in their own lives and the lives of their communities.