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Meet the COP26 Campaign Workers!

Women tend to crops in climate-affected parts of rural Malawi.
Women tend to crops in climate-affected parts of rural Malawi.

Climate change poses enormous challenges to people across the globe – and often, vulnerable and marginalised communities, like those that All We Can serves, bear the brunt of this impact. We must act now to help coming generations enjoy a future where every person’s potential can be fulfilled.

All We Can is working with the Methodist Church’s COP26 Workers, as they build a campaign to inspire and engage people across the world to take action on climate change. Over the next few months, we hope to bring you regular updates about their work, and ways in which you can get involved.

Meet the team!

COP26 Worker - Mollie‘I’m a 22-year-old from Newcastle upon Tyne and a recent graduate of English Literature and Theology from the University of Glasgow. Whilst at university, I was heavily involved in a student society which encouraged Christian students to pursue social justice in all aspects of their lives. This switched me on to the importance of seeking climate justice and the vital role people of faith can play in demanding better for both people and planet. As a consequence, I am delighted to be part of this project as I think it is a unique opportunity to build bridges across the global Methodist Church as we learn and grow together.’ – Mollie

 

James -COP26 Worker‘My name is James, and I am one of the COP26 campaigns workers for the Methodist Church. My educational background is in Ecology and Wildlife conservation, and I have been concerned about climate change and other environmental issues for as long as I have known about them. I enjoy learning about the natural world and spend a lot of time enjoying the local flora and fauna of the fields and forest near to where I live. I am excited about my involvement in the COP26 campaign as I am aware of the threats that climate change poses for both vulnerable people and many species across the globe, and I want to see change that will ensure their protection. I also see this as an opportunity to rethink what we value as we transition to a lower carbon lifestyle, and that we can build a better global society as a result.’ – James

 

Jay - COP26 Worker‘My name is Jessica, and I’m from Zambia. I am a journalist by profession – I love writing and singing. A few years back I started getting interested in climate change issues looking at how Zambia has been affected by the climate crisis. I have the privilege of being a radio personality which gives me a platform to speak to a lot of people. I saw an opportunity here to champion climate justice. Being part of the COP26 campaign workers and an ambassador for Africa gives me an opportunity to reach out to the whole continent, learn and collectively see how best we can try to save mother earth. At the end of the day we only have one earth and if we do not take care of it, our children will suffer the most! I am so excited to be part of this project.’ – Jessica

 

‘My name is Irene, I’m one of the COP26 workers. I was born and raised in Italy, but I have Ghanaian origins. I have just finished high school and I have been working on the project for the last couple of weeks. I’m very grateful and excited to be a part of the team and having this amazing opportunity. I think that it will be the chance for me and for the youth to work together, united to reach our goal and to make a change, not only for ourselves but also for the people around us and for the future generations. The climate change is a global issue that need to be stopped as soon as possible by all of us. As Christians, we have to protect and take care of our planet as it is said in the Bible. I hope we can make it happen with all our strengths and with the grace of God.’ – Irene

 

Maima - COP26 Worker‘My name is Iemaima, and I am of Samoan descent. I am currently living in Fiji and working as the ecumenical enabler for the Pacific Conference of Churches. I am currently doing my postgraduate studies in climate change at the University of the South Pacific here in Suva, Fiji and graduated with a BA in Environmental Management last year in November. I love being outdoors and will make any excuse to spend my weekends or evenings outdoors to go for a hike or a drive to the beach or the waterfalls. I have a passion for ecological justice and look forward to seeing where this journey will take me.’ – Maima

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