Passing the Clmate Justice Baton

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The Climate Justice Baton was at Inverurie West Church on Sunday, (July 19).

The baton, made from recycled wood, carries the inscription “Time for Climate Justice. Churches in Scotland Demand a Deal in Paris December 2015”. The baton was sent on its way at the Eco-Congregation Scotland (ECS) Annual Gathering by Climate Change Minister, Dr Aileen MacLeod on Saturday (April 25).

Joy Doorghen, environment team leader at Inverurie West said: “At the beginning of December in Paris over 190 countries will meet to attempt to negotiate a deal on climate change to limit emissions from developed countries and help developing countries adapt to the impact of climate change and develop low carbon economies.

“The burden of climate change often falls most heavily on the poorest in the world, those who have done least to cause it.”

Joy passed the baton on to Richard Murray for the next leg of its journey to Whiterashes and Insch.

Eco Congregation Scotland is a charity offering a programme to enthuse and equip Churches to weave environmental issues into their life and mission in an enjoyable and stimulating way. Time for Climate Justice is a global movement including the World Council of Churches and Christian Aid.