The United Nations climate conference features heads of state, government representatives, climate activists and concerned citizens from around the world.
The global event also has a decidedly local angle in Susie Faria.
Faria is a 25-year-old Beverly resident who was selected as a delegate for the crucial climate conference, which is running through Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, she has been attending virtually from her home in Beverly.
“It’s a big honor,” she said.
Faria is one of 24 delegates representing the Episcopal Church of the USA at the annual conference, known as COP26. She applied for the position and was selected by Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.