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Update Copper Profits v. Sacred Sites - Round 4 

Native American Legislative Update

Here’s what happens when National Forest land is not specially protected – it can be traded off to a mining company and substantially altered from its natural state. The Environmental Impact Study is underway now; faith groups weighed in.

Update Bipartisan Action on Climate Change Is Growing 

In the past year, following Rep. Chris Gibson’s (R, NY-19) introduction of H. Res. 424, the Republican resolution on climate change, the political will to address climate change in a bipartisan fashion in Congress has steadily grown.

Update Finding Climate Hope in New Orleans 

As we stood in a circle outside of Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s office, the voices of Hindus, Buddhists, Quakers, Jews, Seekers, Christians, Baha’is, Indigenous peoples, and Muslims collectively sang “People gonna rise like the waters, gonna calm this crisis down. I hear the voice of my great-granddaughter, crying climate justice now.”

Statement Trade for Well-Being, Not Just for Profit 

A shared Quaker statement on TTIP and free trade agreements

On May 19th, FCNL joined the American Friends Service Committee, Quaker Council for European Affairs, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, and the Quaker UN Office in releasing a shared Quaker statement on TTIP and free trade agreements.

Background A Deep Dive into the Green Climate Fund 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is an independent multilateral climate fund established by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the end of 2011. It aims to make an ambitious contribution to attaining the climate mitigation and adaptation goals of the international community.

Update King Mine Toxic Spill 

History texts and recent news stories tell all too often of collapses in working mines, and the tragedies they bring for miners’ families and communities. But abandoned mines can also be dangerous, and their potential for harm can be both silent and catastrophic. The Gold King Mine disaster demonstrates the dangers that can lurk quietly for decades, and then erupt.

Update Healing the Heart of Democracy and Moving Forward on Climate Disruption 

In order to move forward with solutions to our most pressing challenges, we must understand that we are all in this together. Palmer writes that we need to learn to value our nation’s diversity of opinions and backgrounds, and states that we must “find a true point of identity with people” whose foundational beliefs are different than our own.

Update Honoring Berta Cáceres 

In early March, we got word of the tragic murder of Berta Cáceres, an environmental and indigenous rights activist from Honduras. Just twelve days later, her colleague Nelson García was also murdered.

Statement U.S. Commitment to Green Climate Fund Is Now a Reality 

Today the Friends Committee on National Legislation applauds our nation’s delivery of its first payment to the Green Climate Fund.

FCNL in the News Post-Paris Impressions 

In international relations, the Paris Agreement is a shining monument of enlightened self-interest. Stunningly, the nation-states debated the sufficiency of the 2 degree Celsius warming limit and ultimately embraced as the better aspiration a 1.5 degree Celsius warming limit.

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