Faith leaders have issued a statement to world leaders supporting the agreement on climate change, adopted by UN negotiators on 12 December 2015, but also asking for more ambitious action. An interfaith group handed the statement to the president of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 18 April 2016.
Signatories include: Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC); Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences of the Holy See; Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, the Most Rev Desmond Tutu; scholar and activist Swami Aginivesh; Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen; Grand Imam Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad; Sister Jayanti Kirplani; Priestess Beatriz Schulthess; and Sheikh Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order.
Groups and individuals can add their names to the Interfaith Climate Change Statement.
You can read more about the climate change statement to world leaders being presented at the UN on the WCC website.