Statements on COP and other climate conferences

Statement Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu on COP21

Statement from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu on COP21.

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Open letter to world leaders attending UN Climate Summit

We from the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) humbly ask the leaders of the nations of the world to care for and treasure the Earth and all that is on it.

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COP 18 Declaration

Statement on the 18th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Bishop Geoff Davies COP18 Declaration

We, members of a wide range of faith communities of Southern Africa, believe all people have been given responsibility to care for creation. We are called to be custodians of this amazing planet, to care, to protect and look after it for future generations. It is not ours to possess. It is ours to pass on in a better state to our children.

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Statement of Faith and Spiritual Leaders on COP21

A statement by Faith and Spiritual Leaders released before the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, which took place in Paris in December 2015.

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World bishops’ appeal to COP 21 negotiating parties

On October 26, 2015, the heads of Catholic bishops’ federations on every continent issued a joint appeal to COP 21 delegates that they produce a “comprehensive and transformational agreement” to address global climate change during United Nations negotiations in Paris in December.

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Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders at COP21

Buddhist leaders gathered together prior to the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, in order to add their voices to the growing calls for world leaders to cooperate with compassion and wisdom and reach an ambitious and effective climate agreement.

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We Have Faith Rio +20 Statement

Statement from members of the faith communities of southern Africa, meeting to discuss

“A green economy for sustainable development and poverty eradication” in preparation for Rio+20 and beyond, in Johannesburg on 14 and 15 May 2012.

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