Wherever we are in the world, the outcome of the COP27 meeting these past two weeks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, will disappoint many of us. Even so, examples of quiet strength and conviction emerged. Faith-based organisations, present throughout, spoke up for first principles: climate justice, human rights, finance for the suffering. They discussed practical steps,…
Well into the second week of the latest COP meeting and certainty is as elusive as ever. An air of mystery around the negotiations is amplified by some prevarication in public by officials, no doubt due in part to the pressure of discussions going right down to the wire. Then, the vocabulary is mind-bending, even…
Amid the hustle and bustle, the negotiations and the disagreements of a UN Climate Conference, there are spaces where open-hearted dialogue and quiet reflection, including meditation, take place.
In the Spirit of the Talanoa Dialogue – Building Trust and Respect with Planet and Community was held on Saturday 3rd July 2022 at Global Cooperation House in London. This was a hybrid event, in partnership with Faith for the Climate, offered as a contribution to London Climate Action Week with a special focus on Africa, on the road to COP27.
Stockholm+50 conference commemorates the first United Nations Conference in 1972 on the Human Environment and celebrates 50 years of global environmental action. By recognizing the importance of collaboration in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the international meeting aimed to drive action toward a healthy planet for the prosperity of all.
This year marks 50 years since the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, a seminal event in creating awareness and promoting action to combat the degradation of the Earth and natural resources.
The Brahma Kumaris is accredited to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and is particpating in the 15th Conference of Parties (COP) taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 9 to 20 May 2022. The BK delegation is active in the CSO platform, contributing to various Thematic Working Groups, attending COP15 plenary sessions and side events with the aim of exploring and further understanding challanges related to land restoration, droughts and desertifcation. We bring to these discussions the knowlege of role of consciousness in all aspects and offer practical examples and solutions.
Report on the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, 11th-13th Nov. 2021 – Glasgow, Scotland
After weeks of work preparing for COP26, culminating in an intense fortnight of activities in Glasgow, the Brahma Kumaris delegation has left Scotland to return home. They stayed in the beautiful rural surroundings of Linlithgow, making the daily round trip into the city mostly by public transport. Logistical support was provided by the BKs of…
As negotiations in Glasgow went down to the wire in week two of COP26, civil society organizations presented a rich programme of events to communicate their vision for meaningful action.
A recurring theme – and social media meme – surrounding COP26 is how far the concerns of ordinary people are being heard. Cries of “greenwashing” are getting louder.
After 2 years of pause due to Corona, the UN Climate Conference COP 26 is finally taking place in Glasgow,Scotland. Almost 25,000 delegates, 200 ministers and heads of states, and most importantly the Brahma Kumaris delegation headed by Sister Jayanti, are coming together to find solutions to the emerging climate disaster.
COP26 Climate Talks Open in Scotland, As world leaders gather for COP26 in Glasgow, representatives of faith and spiritual groups step up to speak for the unheard.
A Meditation for UN Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
Tuesday, 7 September 6.00 – 6.30 pm (AEST) ONLINE on YouTube
Brahma Kumaris celebrating World Environment Day, India 2021
Across India, Brahma Kumaris centres celebrated World Environment Day with great enthusiasm. Many hundreds of people were taught new ideas about protecting the environment. A photo report was prepared of the events.
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1–12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.
New Delhi, 17th March; A meeting of high-level faith-based organizations from the Hindu community was held yesterday at UN House, New Delhi to seek synergies between the ongoing work of many faith institutions and the vision of UNEP as part of the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.
An event offered by the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights (GIF) on the occasion of the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Urgently Addressing Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue – Small Island States, Indigenous Peoples, Youth and Faith Perspectives
Programs dedicated to UNEA5.1 – UN Environment Assembly February 2021.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of values. Wednesday, the 3rd of February, at 4.30 – 6.00 PM CET
Inner awareness and commitment for restoring nature. Saturday, the 6th of February, at 9:00 – 10:30 AM CET
The Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) is a youth-led global movement under the umbrella of YOUNGO, the official youth and children NGOs constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
We invite participation from youth students, young entrepreneurs and those interested to get involved in creating a better world. You will learn about climate change, sustainable initiatives, innovations and network with like-minded youth.
LCOY UAE | LCOY Australia
By changing our consciousness and re-connecting with our inner spirit we naturally want to make the world a healthier, safer and more beautiful place.
The Brahma Kumaris statement for the United Nations 66th DPI/NGO Conference:
“Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.”
Realizing our Interconnectedness Through a Shift in Awareness
Held: May 30 – June 1, 2016 , Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.
Eminent speakers and wonderful performers from all walks of life from Peru, Costa Rica, New York, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia contributed to the Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet webinar.
Amidst the worldwide lockdown and in conjunction with World Environment Day, Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative, in cooperation with Brahma Kumaris Malaysia and Awakening TV Channel, hosted a thought-provoking Global YouTube LIVE Public Talk themed: “Effect of COVID-19 on Climate Change & World Renewal”
Modern Crises and Ancient Gods: How the Light Gets in Festival, Kenwood House, London, UK, 21st September 2019 The annual How the Light Gets In Festival, organized by the Institute of Art and Ideas, brings together leading thinkers and public figures to discuss topical and wide-ranging themes. David Malone, film producer and UK Green Party…
ECO Programs in Chile – November and December 2019 Sonja and Golo visited Chile as part of the preparation for the planned UN climate change conference COP25. The conference has meanwhile been moved to Spain due to civil unrest. They conducted programs in the main centre and in Viña del Mar and experienced a growing…
The UNCCD COP14 was organized from 2nd to 13th September 2019 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida in which delegates from 196 countries participated.
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) actively participated in the conference.
COP23 Report 14th Nov
This report includes:
- World Climate Summit at the Kameha Grand Hotel
- RINGO meeting
- News of the Solar Impulse Foundation
- News of Climate Action Summit 2018, by USA representatives
- Sustainable Action Forum, The challenge of changing mindset
- Visionary Leadership for a Sustainable Future: a public programme in Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn
- A beautiful place of silence
COP23 Report 13th Nov 2017
This report includes:
- Launch of International Solar Alliance and meeting ministers
- BK Press conference: “Visionary leadership for a sustainable future”
- UNFCCC press conference: “10 must-knows on climate change”
- Meeting the Dominican and Bolivian delegations
- Meeting Global Peace Initiative of Women representatives
- Evening reception
- Photo: meditation in the main conference hall
This report includes:
- A summary of the negotiations and the activities of USA
- Side event at the EU Pavillion: Visionary Leadership for the transition to clean technology
- Meeting Upendra Tripathy, Director General, International Solar Alliance
- Interfaith press conference: Changing lifestyle for a sustainable future
- Köln region carnival – very colourful
COP23 Report 9th Nov
This report includes:
- Youth and future generations day
- The multi-faith sustainable living initiative
- Young feminist day
- Indo-German dialogue on Sustainable Lifestyles
- A stage performance: “Close the Gap”
- 100% Renewable energies
- Yoga in the Indian Pavilion
- Great food and farewell to Didier
COP23 report 2nd – 5th Nov
This first report from the BK COP team includes:
- Summary of the meeting
- News of India One being used for publicity by the German Government
- News from Hamburg, Bremmen and Bonn
- The delegation setting up
- News from Conference of Youth