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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 14:18

Add your name to the Interfaith Climate Change Statement

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helping hands earth150The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) has added its name to Interfaith Climate Change Statement and asks other Australian faith communities to do the same so the Paris Agreement can come into force as soon as possible. ISMAPNG asks other Australian faith communities to support this global Interfaith Statement which will be presented to the United Nations in New York on 18th April 2016.

The Interfaith Climate Change Statement (2016) outlines religious leaders and faith communities positive judgement of the adopted Paris Agreement and urges for its prompt signature and ratification by governments so that it can come into force as soon as possible. It also insists that there is a significant increase in the current levels of ambition relating to emission reductions, financial flows, adaptation, loss and damage and a swift phase out of fossil fuel subsidies, so as to keep temperatures within reach of 1.5C.

The Statement also serves to renew the strong commitment of the faith community to remain active in defining the moral responsibility to care for the Earth and encourages it own communities to reduce emissions and to divest and reinvest in renewables.

While the Statement will carry the formal signatures of global faith leaders, there is opportunity for all People of Faith and Good Will to sign the online Interfaith Statement, thus adding significantly to the depth and breadth of this global plea for urgent action on climate change. The Statement and all of its signatures will be presented officially to the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark.

Read more on the key points of the Statement at the ISMAPNG website.

Add your name as an individual or organisation at http://www.interfaithstatement2016.org.