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Raise Your Voice during COP28

November 16, 2023
By Tracy Abler, Justice Coordinator

COP28 UAE November 30 through December 12, 2023, in Expo City, Dubai.

COP28 UAE will bring together influential leaders from government, business, finance, and the broader sustainability community to highlight the bold actions needed to make further progress against the goals of the Paris Agreement. (COP28 stands for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.)

At the end of November, Interfaith Power & Light will be present as an observer organization at COP28, the UN global climate conference in Dubai, to ensure that world leaders hear the moral voice as they debate strategies and ambitions to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. Our witness is crucial, and we want to make sure that you’re up-to-date on the issues, understand how you can participate, and have a chance to ask your questions. 

There are multiple ways that you can participate with the faith community at COP28 from home:

  1. A simple, yet powerful way to take action and support the faith climate movement is to add your signature to the IFL letter to President Biden calling on the U.S. government to lead by example by committing to bold and just climate action at COP28.
  2. If your looking for more information about COP28, want to learn more about the global climate crisis, or need reflection and prayer materials, check out our COP28 Resources page on the IPL website.
  3. Follow IPL on social media and blog posts. Spread the word by liking and sharing our posts during COP28, from November 30 to December 12, 2023. 

Lastly, at COP27 last November, a breakthrough agreement on a new “Loss and Damage Fund" for vulnerable countries was introduced. How is this going? You have an opportunity to learn about it and faith leaders from across the world are being asked to sign a statement calling COP28 to agree to establish a fit for purpose Loss and Damage Fund that truly meets the needs of people at the frontlines of the climate emergency. Learn more.

Together, we have the power to amplify the moral voice at COP28 and safeguard our Sacred Earth for future generations. Thank you for being part of the faith climate movements and standing with us in raising our voices on the global stage!


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