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Panel Discussion

Hope in the face of climate change:

Where can we look to revive hope and take positive actions for a brighter future?


6pm Tuesday 14th October

St James’s Church Piccadilly



A panel discussion in which JustShare, Christian Aid and St James’s Church Piccadilly explored issues of food security and pro-poor management of the environment.


Many respond with fear and anxiety in the face of current changes in climate and when looking ahead to the inevitable changes that are to come. We are bombarded with messages that we have to change the way we live, while acutely aware that changing to energy saving light bulbs is a drop in the ocean. A desire to help, but feeling disempowered, is leading to a dwindling hope for our future.


Hope in the Face of Climate Change was a space for discussion and reflection. Our panellists explored issues of food security and pro-poor management of the environment to understand how the international political landscape could shape climate change over the coming 18 months. We also took the time to reflect and act to contribute to a brighter future for all.



  • Voltaire P. Alferez, National Coordinator for Aksyon Klima in the Philippines and Christian Aid Partner

  • Tim Yeo, MP for South Suffolk and Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee

  • Clare Fussell and Clare Paine, Christian Aid

  • Chaired by The Revd Lucy Winkett, St James’s Church, Piccadilly


This debate was part of “A Sukkah for All,” a special programme hosted by St James’s Church featuring a week of events to celebrate Harvest and Sukkot.