At the COP 26 Climate Change Conference, Religions for Peace partnered with several organiations to present a side-event on listening to indigenous peoples, which is one of the articles of the Paris Agreement. “Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples” explores the role of #religious and #Indigenous leaders and how best to protect our planet, nature, and the climate. The Government of Norway will also be announcing its support for the next phase of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (@faiths4forests).
Religious leaders across faiths are increasingly understanding the urgent need to recognize the rights and spiritualities of indigenous peoples – from the Artic to the Equator – to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement. This event highlights powerful new coalitions of religious and indigenous leaders from diverse traditions to protect nature and the climate.
Furthermore, during this event, the Government of Norway will announce its continued support for the next phase of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI), a unique collaboration between the United Nations and the world’s religions that is mobilizing unprecedented faith-based movements around the protection of forests and the rights of indigenous peoples, globally and regionally in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The event will highlight the importance of powerful new coalitions of religious and indigenous leaders as an urgent response to the call for solidarity, advocacy and action to protect nature and the climate.
This event was presented by Religions for Peace Internationa, World Council of Churches, Anglican Communion, The Episcopal Church, Interfaith Rainforest Initiative
Video: This is a UNFCCC live stream. The video commences at approx 7 seconds in … don’t be alarmed.
From the Arctic to the Equator, indigenous peoples are most impacted by climate change while offering fundamental solutions to achieving the Paris goals. We will feature the importance of coalitions between indigenous and religious leaders from diverse faith traditions to protect and restore nature
Speakers: Prof. Azza Karam; Cardinal Pedro Barreto; Archbishop Marc MacDonald; Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz; Chief Benki Piyãko Ashaninka; Archbishop Antje Jackelén Chief Rabbi David Rosen; Ms, Colleen Swan; Dr. Fachruddin Mangunjaya; Rev. André Bokondoa;