Areas of Work

Connecting Local with International Climate Action

QUNO works to connect and communicate efforts at the multilateral level with people’s 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 that center on showing the human face of the 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. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have supported and spoken at Quaker and inter-faith webinars to communicate how international efforts and grassroots communities can strengthen each other. Historically, we have supported 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

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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April 2021

QUNO launches new publication How to be a Hero for all our Children

QUNO’s Human Impacts of Climate Change programme is pleased to launch their new publication “How to be a Hero for All our Children”. Gathering climate science from the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), alongside suggested personal actions and questions for politicians, “How to be a Hero” is an accessible resource to share with local communities and as part of educational initiatives.


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