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Faith & Science Declaration on Climate Change

November 1, 2014

Part of the United Planet Faith & Science Initiative, this declaration outlines the commitment that faith groups have in advancing protective measures for climate change. The declaration begins with a description of how human activities are adversely impacting the environment and how faiths have strong traditions and practices that can combat these effects. The document advocates using a scientific approach to create effective faith-based initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also calls for these groups to assist vulnerable populations and species that are greatly affected by climate change. Concluding with a promise to use all methods to conserve resources and limit emissions, the declaration is a call to action to implement lasting change regarding climate pollution and practices.

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