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

June 2024

QUNO publishes guide on climate science and actions in four languages

QUNO Geneva has now published 'Climate Change: What We Can Do' (previously known as 'How To Be A Hero For All Our Children') in four languages: Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. 

The guide connects climate science to actions we can take to aid in our collective empowerment to transform the root causes driving planetary crisis.

'What We Can Do' has been updated with the most recent scientific findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (AR6).

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May 2024

QUNO meets faith groups about climate change as a peace and justice concern

QUNO’s Human Impacts of Climate Change (HICC) programme works to connect our advocacy at the multilateral level with grassroots and faith communities.

In March and April, HICC Representative Lindsey Fielder Cook met with the First Congregational Church of Sheffield in Massachusetts, USA, and Aotearoa/New Zealand Yearly Meeting. She discussed QUNO’s advocacy to transform the root causes driving planetary crisis and personal and political actions that everyone can take.

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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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