UU United Nations Office

UU United Nations OfficeThe Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is engaged in international advocacy work at the United Nations (UN) based on Unitarian Universalist values.

The UU UNO’s Climate Change Initiative is to build the Unitarian Universalist (UU) climate change movement through education and advocacy and to collaborate with other climate change voices at the United Nations in order to promote a world with mitigated climate change that will be viable for us and for future generations.

Two important elements of our Climate Change Initiative are the Climate Action Teams (CATs) and the Climate Task Force.

One exciting element of our Climate Change Initiative is the creation of our Climate Action Teams, which launched during the summer of 2013. UU-UNO Climate change promotion at the UN is effective when fully supported by UU congregations. In order to build this congregational backing, the UU-UNO is facilitating the creation of networked Climate Action Teams (CATs), which work to encourage their members of Congress to support U.S. leadership at the UN to take a leading role on climate change issues. CATs will also work to reduce their congregation’s carbon footprint, promote socially just climate change solutions, and add to the network of UUs active on climate change. The values of these teams are founded in the UU principles and in the 2006 UUA Statement of Conscience: Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change.

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