The world is coming to Glasgow
World leaders will gather in Glasgow for the crucial COP26 climate conference in November. Sir David Attenborough said recently:
“Tackling climate change is now as much a political and communications challenge as it is a scientific or technological one. We have the skills to address it in time. All we need is the global will to do so.”
Why we are walking
This is a walk for everyone, although initiated by XRUK Faith Bridge. We will be walking for 56 days from London to Glasgow, setting out on Sunday 5th September and arriving in Glasgow on 29th October. One group (the ‘Western Camino’ are setting off from Bristol and joining walkers coming from London in Birmingham.
The purpose of the walk is to build alliances and engage communities along the route – faith communities and other local communities – and to spread the word about the urgency of the need for meaningful action to address the global climate and ecological emergency for those most affected by the climate crisis.
Join us and help us
Walk with us all the way or just for a day. A little money will go a long way: we have lots of help from volunteers already but any help with funding for logistical support would be gratefully received.
The effects of Climate change and ecological breakdown are not going to be felt evenly. There is uneven development status between richer and poorer nations, uneven distribution of climate impacts (including on future generations) and uneven capacity of different nations and people to respond to climate risks. The poorest people will continue to experience climate change through the loss of income and livelihood, hunger, adverse health effects, displacement and conflict.
Stories that connect us
Those most affected by climate and environmental crisis, are generally the least responsible and yet they are the least listened to. We want their stories to be heard and we want to link them to the stories of communities across the UK.
US climate envoy John Kerry describes the climate summit as”the last best chance” to avert the worst environmental consequences for the world. He is right.