June 5 is World Environment Day, and much must be done to protect the only Earth we have. Greenfaith – Interfaith Partners for Climate Action have a mission statement that tells, “Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a worldwide, multi-faith climate and environmental movement”.
Together our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving and just world. Here, we bring you the Ten Climate Demands of Greenfaith, Interfaith Partners for Climate Action.
We stand for equality and against injustice.
We believe in reverence and compassion for all life.
We motivate people of faith to lead by example.
We call upon our leaders to safeguard our future.
ENERGY- 100% renewable, clean energy for all!
Sustainable, affordable power for everyone – especially the 800 million people without access to electricity
FINANCE- Global finance aligned with compassionate values!
Increased financing – in COVID recovery and beyond – for sustainable industry, infra-structure and agriculture
EMPLOYMENT-Jobs and healthcare for all!
A just transition for workers impacted by climate change through job training, living wage and universal healthcare and insurance
SELF-DETERMINATION- Respect Indigenous Rights!
A strong defense for the legal rights of Indigenous communities and all environmental protectors
HOSPITALITY- Welcome for migrants!
Generous opportunities for climate refugees to migrate and establish new homes
RESTORATION- No more climate pollution!
Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in wealthy countries by 2030; accelerated finance/technology transfers for global net zero before 2050
BIO-DIVERSITY- End the planet’s desecration!
No new fossil fuel exploration or infrastructure, no more deforestation; no more habitat or biodiversity loss
DIVESTMENT- Eliminate immoral investment!
No further financing or COVID bailouts for fossil fuels and exploitative agriculture
REPARATION-Climate reparations from wealthy countries!
Initiatives by wealthy countries in climate financing and technology transfer, in recognition of these countries’ colonialist and environmental debt
COMMUNITY- Bold faith community leadership!
Sustained, united action guided by the teachings of our diverse religions, ushering in an equitable, peaceful life for all.
Sacred People – Sacred Earth