Climate-Responsible Finance – a Moral Imperative towards Children

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A new study published in the journals “The Lancet” and “Child Abuse and Neglect” co-authored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) highlights the alarming impact of climate change on the health and wellbeing of children.

“It is now time for financial service providers to accelerate the shift to renewables. They have the power – and the responsibility. The scientific and moral imperative is clear: there must be no new investment in fossil fuel expansion, including production, infrastructure and exploration.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, in support to the launch of the initiative on 9 May 2022.”

The World Council of Churches (WCC), United Nations Environment Programme, Muslim Council of Elders, and NY Board of Rabbis have signed a landmark joint appeal, Climate-Responsible Finance – A moral imperative and responsibility to all children and the living world“.

All partners, organisations and citizens who care about children are invited to endorse the statement by writing to and to raise awareness about the resources available for its implementation.

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Climate-Responsible Finance - a Moral Imperative towards Children
Participants in the Fridays for Future march in Glasgow, UK, 5 November 2021, during COP26. Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

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