Parliamentary Briefing on COP26

This week, one of our Faith in Action Gold award pupils, Dilip, attended a parliamentary briefing between Faith groups and MPs in the run up to COP 26.

The parliamentary briefing was chaired by Giles Goddard, Chair of Faith for the Climate, and aimed to give a voice to Faith groups in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) later this year.

Talks were given by Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, a Trustee of Faith for the Climate and Enam and Gareth from Oxfam, who are based in Bangladesh and the Solomon Islands, where they are already on the front lines of the devastating battle against climate change.

Attendees were then invited to ask questions to the MPs who were present.

Dilip asked what further help the government might give to inspire schools to become carbon neutral, especially those that are in listed or protected buildings.

Stephen Timms,  Labour MP for East Ham, and the Anglican Bishop of Manchester, the Right Revd David Walker, both responded to Dilip’s question, noting the importance of the points made and the need to do more.

Caroline Lucas then gave the closing remarks.

Dilip is looking forward to sharing his experience with our pupil body as we begin our own projects and campaigns for COP26.

Well done to Dilip for representing Stonyhurst and the Diocese of Salford Youth so impressively.