A group which includes over 250 faith leaders from all over the globe, have signed an Interfaith Climate Statement, urging other nations around the world to sign on to the Paris climate agreement.
The document which includes signatures from the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for increased action to to combat climate change.
The 6 key points taken from their website are:
- Urge governments to rapidly sign, ratify and implement the Paris Agreement, and to increase pledges to reduce emissions in line with keeping the global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels;
- Insist on rapid emissions reduction and peaking by 2020, in order to keep the 1.5C goal within reach;
- Strongly advocate for greater flows of finance, especially for adaptation and loss and damage;
- Urge the swift phase out of all fossil fuel subsidies and a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050;
- Encourage faith communities to reduce emissions in their homes, workplaces and centres of worship and to support and stand in solidarity with communities already impacted by climate change; and
- Call for fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in renewables and low carbon solutions, including within our own communities, and/or by engaging companies on climate change.
Leaders from the Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim faith have all signed and this was taken from the statement “We as faith communities recognize that we must begin a transition away from polluting fossil fuels and towards clean renewable energy sources,”
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