Can veganism be part of a Quaker approach to climate change?

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Quaker Values and a Vegan Future.

An attender of Stourbridge and Hampstead Meetings, Britain, Rajan is very interested in exploring ways in which the powerful, core values of Quakerism might find better expression and implementation among Quakers and others. He believes a conscientious, proactive reduction in our routine exploitation of other animal species is one very good place to start.

Rajan warmly encourages everyone to find some small area of activism in their life and make that their own area of cultivation, development and exploration.

Read Rajan’s article here.

 

IPCC’s Summary for Policy Makers

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At the end of 2018 the IPCC published their full report on the difference between 1.5 °C verses 2 °C warming. The report was a comprehensive 700 page exploration. The United Nations met in Inchon in South Korea to negotiate the Summary Report for Policy Makers. This special report is the much shorter with less information on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. The report was defined by the political voices in the room, but was crafted to help states choose actions in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

The full report , the summary report and more are both available on the IPCC’s website.

A Government Official’s Toolkit

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QUNO completed their newest toolkit in time for 2018’s Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice.

The document was aimed at ensuring that negotiators and government officials. Every single argument made in the toolkit was referenced to the most up-to-date scientific research, meaning that officials had access to all the facts that they needed in order truly understand the importance of their own actions at the COP and beyond.

You can access the toolkit here.