‘COP 21 must offer clear signals and regulations to drastically reduce the carbon emissions from human-based activity. You can. We also believe that you can put the interests of the whole of humanity and creation before your own national interests. We believe that you will serve the world by showing the best of human creativity and capacity’, said Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary. This was part of his address to the High Level, ministerial segment of the COP21 United Nations Climate Change conference, yesterday (8 December 2015).
Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit delivered the message on behalf of more than 150 leaders from various religious traditions who signed a statement last October which they submitted to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
You can read the full address on the WCC website.