A Moral Question
The nurturing and respect for life is a central doctrine of all faiths on Earth.
Climate change is not merely an economic or technical problem, but also at its core is a moral, spiritual and cultural one.
For this reason people of all faiths and all traditions have been working, praying, meditating, and taking action for climate justice.
The Have Faith Act Now coalition has articulated the following demands of governments:
- Commit to a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement and to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol to ensure the survival of coming generations.
- Set clear short and long term targets for carbon emission reductions that keep average global temperature increases well below 1.5 degrees centigrade, and to support solutions that contribute to healing the earth.
- Ensure there is adequate finance for adaptation in Africa. Such finance should come from historically polluting nations in recognition of their ecological debt and be additional to existing development aid, governed inclusively and equitably under the United Nations.
For the latest updates on people of faith taking action for climate justice see here.
You may also be interested in:
- The Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change
- Letter from Archbishop Rev. Desmond Tutu
- We Have Faith Act Now For Climate Justice