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We invite all people of faith and goodwill to sign the COP22 Statement 

Your name will be shown on this website and the total number will be mentioned in the official handover event on 10 November 2016 at COP22. Your name will get counted along with eminent religious, spiritual and indigenous leaders and recognised faith-based climate change leaders - whose names will appear directly under the official Statement.

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Rosie Shewell Brockway
Amanda Craddock
Mohit Arora
Joe Mcgregor
Meher Naushad
Cinzia Picchioni
Elise Hopkins
Meera Rao
stander tech
Eroni N/A
Emily Mursa
sandrine kaneza
Sunethra Perera
Rebecca Tobias
Lesley Walker
Gretchen Elmendorf
Raymond Cusson
Harry Homan
Robert Hind
Joanna Bridge
Chelsea Rich
taylah cluss
Joel Seddon
Arif Mirza
Darrin Harvey
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At this historic moment, as the Paris Agreement enters into force,  an unprecedented global consensus has produced a universal framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to build greater resilience to climate impacts. We are profoundly grateful for the leadership that produced this agreement. We are also mindful of the challenges and  complexity that lie ahead.

The Statement also emphasises, that across all faiths we share a moral obligation to not harm others, to be fair and to care for the vulnerable. 

Global society’s continued use of fossil fuels and other extractive industries, while knowing the damage they cause, is ethically untenable. We must deliberately turn away from investing in fossil fuels and we stand together, to call for a collective shift by sovereign wealth funds and public sector pension funds from fossil fuels  towards climate solutions. This will send a necessary and transformative signal to public and private borrowers and investors worldwide and will help end the fossil fuel era. 

We must commit to new ways of living that honor the dynamic relationships between all forms of life to deepen awareness and the spiritual dimension of our lives. We appeal to all people living today to draw on courage, hope, wisdom and spiritual reflection to enable our young and future generations to inherit a more caring and sustainable world. This is the time to step forward  and act as trustees to Mother Earth. Together, by supporting each other’s progress we can go further and faster.

  Key Policy Points - COP22 Statement:

  • Urgently ask States to rapidly increase pledges to reduce emissions, in line with the 1.5°C goal;
  • Call for a collective shift by sovereign wealth funds and public sector pension funds away from fossil fuels into renewables and other climate solutions;
  • Strongly request an increase in global financial flows to end energy poverty with renewable energy and to provide for greater human and ecological adaptation, particularly to compensate for loss and damage, technology transfer and capacity building;
  • Appeal to all States, when taking action to address climate change, to ensure the commitments contained in the preamble of the Agreement related to human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality, a just transition, food security, intergenerational equity and the integrity of all ecosystems are effectively reflected in any decision adopted at the COP22;
  • Request stricter controls on the dispute mechanisms within trade agreements that utilize extrajudicial tribunals to challenge government policies;
  • Ask, including within our own faith communities, for more commitments to divest -invest from fossil fuels into renewable energy and targeted engagement with companies on climate change. We need to ground this work in pursuing a just transition to renewable energy.

The COP22 Interfaith Statement was signed by 304 eminent faith leaders from 58 countries (see EnglishSpanish, PortugeseArabic and other languages can be found here) including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jains, Quakers, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalists, as well as Indigenous and Spritual leaders. Some eminent faith leaders who signed include: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong of Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists, Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of World Council of Churches and Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement was signed by eminent Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jains, Quakers, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalists, as well as Indigenous and Spritual leaders. Some eminent faith leaders who have signed are His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong of Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists, Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of World Council of Churches and Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation. (the full list will be available at 6pm UK time Nov 10)

 

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  • Rosie Shewell Brockway
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  • Mohit Arora
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  • Joe Mcgregor
    signed 2018-03-01 00:21:36 -0500
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  • Meher Naushad
    signed 2018-01-30 02:52:57 -0500
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  • Cinzia Picchioni
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  • Elise Hopkins
    signed 2018-01-15 15:36:09 -0500
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  • Lesley Walker
    signed via 2017-10-29 23:42:37 -0400
    Acting to protect our planet’s climate is the most important thing we can do, for ourselves, our children, our fellow humans and all living creatures.
  • Gretchen Elmendorf
    signed 2017-10-10 10:50:08 -0400
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  • Raymond Cusson
    signed 2017-08-12 09:53:01 -0400
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  • Joanna Bridge
    signed 2017-04-30 19:35:49 -0400
  • Chelsea Rich
    signed 2017-04-30 19:35:07 -0400
  • taylah cluss
    signed 2017-04-30 19:35:00 -0400
  • Joel Seddon
    signed 2017-04-30 19:34:09 -0400
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  • Arif Mirza
    signed via 2017-04-25 07:57:19 -0400
    A Complete Solution to Existing Problem i.e. Air Pollution.

    Multi-Purpose Air Pollution Reducer Device. (Indian & International Patent Applied)


    The Device will reduce air pollution caused due to Dust, Ash, Emission of Smoke / Carbon & Heat from all type Vehicles, Engines, D.G.Sets, Chimneys of Sugar mills, Paper mills, Power and Casting Plants, Chemical and Cement Product’s Factories Etc..


    It ensures 40-60 percent emission cut down especially due to all type of Diesel driven vehicles, Generators, engines. This will also arrest Dust pollution i.e. Bagasse / coal ash up to 99% and reduce 40-60% smoke & heat from Chimneys. The Device will also arrest road dust, sand, ash and rubber & nylon, (produced by the vehicle’s tyres) from Roads / Highways, Runways and Railway tracks.

    Brief working illustration of the device is attached in the form of images and individual write-up.


    I assure you that the device will not increase fuel consumption by engines and will not put any extra load thereupon. It also ensures reduction heat and noise emitted from the exhaust.
    This is my own invention and I would like to demonstration thereof before your good self that may please be examined / evaluated by your esteemed organisation / labs.


    Since this is a matter of National and Global ecological problem, I expect an early and favorable response.


    Thanking you. Sir / Madam,


    Warm Regards ! Mirza M. Arif (New Delhi- India)

    Contact:- +91- 9811 320055

    Email :- adabi.arif@gmail.com
  • Darrin Harvey
    signed 2017-04-21 16:09:48 -0400