Anglicans at COP28

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The world’s largest climate change negotiations – COP28 - are about to take place in Dubai.

The Anglican Communion will have a presence there, articulating hope, justice and the voice of those most vulnerable. 

Anglicans are mobilising for environmental justice around the world. Join them in promoting our calls to action in your country: 


  • A Just Transition: commitment at COP28 to phasing-out fossil fuels, fastest in the highest polluting countries, ensuring dialogue with affected sectors and overcoming barriers to transitions in emerging markets.
  • Resilience building in vulnerable communities: double funding for adaptation, working strategically with faith groups already in vulnerable communities and making sure women, youth and indigenous are at the table.
  • Just Financing: countries that have done little to cause climate change should not have to pay for the damage it causes or the changes we need to limit it. This requires immediate action (payment into the loss & damage fund agreed at COP27) and long-term change (reforming financial systems driving debt and inequality). 

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Find out more: download the Call to Climate Action

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Watch Live: Anglican Communion hosts business, investment and state leaders and will be in a conversation with a young Indigenous leader at Faith Pavilion

Who will be at COP for the Anglican Communion?

The Anglican Communion has permanent representation at the United Nations, raising the Church’s voice on issues of justice, conflict, care of creation and more throughout the year. At major events like COP, a small group from the Communion join together to strengthen our advocacy and action. This group is decided collaboratively with our hosts, the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Anglican Communion Environment Network, the Anglican Indigenous Network, the Anglican Youth Network and the Anglican Alliance. This year’s delegation includes:

  • Archbishop Julio Murray – Bishop of Panama and the Anglican Communion’s lead on climate change
  • Archbishop Hosam Naoum – Archbishop of Jerusalem and Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
  • Agnes Lam – Co-Chair of the Anglican Communion Youth Network’s 5th Mark of Mission Committee
  • Nicholas Pande – Anglican Alliance Disaster Resilience and Response Lead and UN Environment Policy Lead

They will be supported by Martha Jarvis, Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Joel Kelling, Regional Facilitator for Anglican Alliance; Revd Canon Dr Don Binder, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East. 

What will they do?

Anglican representatives will meet with representatives of states, business, investors, NGOs and faith groups to share our calls to action and listen to where change is possible on climate issues. We will pray and worship with other Christians gathered for COP and from across the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. We will also host a series of events exploring why our calls to action matter, sharing examples of Anglican action from around the world – including panel discussions about justice with top business leaders; dialogue with young indigenous leaders; gathering young adults to hear their views; convening conversations between faith leaders on the day’s ‘hot topics’. 

What can you do?

  • Share our key asks and actions to your church and your government
  • Pray for the delegation at COP28
  • Pray for outcomes from the negotiations that honour God, his creation and his people
  • Follow the work of the UN Team and the Anglican Communion Environment Network