Areas of Work

Connecting Local with International Climate Action

QUNO works to connect and communicate efforts at the multilateral level with community efforts on climate action and environmental protection on the ground. 

We produce publications for a wide audience - from grassroots climate activists to those just beginning to participate in climate action - that focus on empowering these communities to understand and engage with the multilateral system. We also offer talks and webinars to personalize and shed insight on international climate negotiations.

Quakers around the world are deeply engaged with climate action both at the grassroots and international level. QUNO works to uphold these efforts in our engagement with civil society and colleagues from different faith traditions on the call for urgent climate action as a moral call to conscience. We support and speak at Quaker and inter-faith webinars to communicate how international efforts and grassroots communities can strengthen each other. Historically, we have instigated Quaker action on climate change worldwide, including a Quaker Statement on Climate Change and a collection of Quaker responses in the Call to Conscience. We maintain a resource hub, Quakers and Climate Change Worldwide, to help connect, inform and inspire Quakers around the world.

Recent Timeline Events

November 2023

QUNO publication connects climate science with personal and political actions

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva has just published an updated version of ‘How to be a Hero for All Our Children,’ which is available in English, Arabic, and Spanish. It aims to connect people with the most recent climate science and suggests personal actions and questions for politicians.

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September 2023

Climate change: beyond fear and into courage

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) consistently monitors developments around climate change.

QUNO approaches climate change as a peace and justice concern, and is involved in international climate negotiations, the Human Rights Council, and is an accredited observer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Lindsey Fielder Cook, QUNO’s Geneva-based Representative at the United Nations, heads its Human Impacts of Climate Change programme.


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May 2022

QUNO joins talk on "How are Quakers supporting climate action at the UN?"

QUNO's Representative for Human Impacts of Climate Change, Lindsey Fielder Cook, gave a presentation on Quaker work at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), hosted by the world Quaker body Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). In her talk, Lindsey explained the work of the IPCC and how Quakers participate in the negotiations.


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