As people of faith, we are called to protect and serve God's Creation and seek justice for all people and future generations. The gravity of climate change requires us to act with urgency.
From rising sea levels and severe weather events to shifting growing seasons and increased exposure to disease, the world is already feeling the impacts of climate change. Its worst consequences fall on vulnerable communities who have contributed the least to climate change but will suffer the most.
Yet, even as we faithfully commit to doing our part, we recognize that these actions alone are not sufficient-this crisis requires a global response.
To create a future with clean air, a healthy environment, good jobs, and resilience in the face of a changing climate for our children and God's Earth, countries around the world must commit to an ambitious, equitable and binding global framework to address climate change.