Climate change is both a global crisis - and an immense opportunity. Over the next three years, it is essential that Carbon Emissions peak if there is to be any possibility of limiting global warming at 2° as in the Paris Agreement, let alone the highly desirable 1.5°

Is there a particular role for faith communities, informed as they are by ancient knowledge and ethical values, in facing these challenges?

In this seminar participants will be asked to work at these questions: How can carbon emissions be reduced most effectively so as to peak in the next three years and then decline steeply? What do we know, positively and negatively, about how to engage individuals, organisations, communities, business and financial institutions in issues of climate change and sustainability? Might the faith communities, especially the Jewish, have any special role to play in tackling climate change?

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Places are limited - please email pentlandcentre@lancaster.ac.uk to book yours

Jeffrey Newman is Emeritus Rabbi of Finchley Reform Synagogue and Adviser to www.EarthCharter.org International Secretariat. His involvement in environmental issues stretch back to the sixties with increasing concerns about climate change from the nineties onwards. Now he is working to establish Jewish Action on Climate Change

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