Friday, June 5, 2020

World Environment Day Webinar: Faith for Earth Climate Change and Environmental Justice

As part of World Environment Day celebrations the event "Faith for Earth Climate Change and Environmental Justice" will take place on Friday June 5th 2:00am - 3:00am (EDT).

Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have been recognized as important players in protecting the environment and working towards climate justice. Their agility is crucial, especially at the local level and with other faith actors. In recent years, policymakers have begun to engage FBOs in environmental conservation and natural resources management as representatives of sustainable institutions. Tapping into the spiritual wealth of people and their beliefs stimulates people’s engagement and the organizational drive to contribute.

Leading the way in these efforts, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Faith for Earth Initiative in November 2017, partnering with FBOs on the acheivement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. KAICIID, UNODC, UNEP and the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations are hosting a special webinar on the issue of Faith and Environment within the 2030 Agenda, inviting leading experts to discuss climate change action and best practices for environmental justice.

The speakers will include.
  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Dr Harald Egeger, Head of the UN Environment Vienna Office
  • Jorge RIOS, Chief of the Sustainable Livelihoods Unit and the Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Kiran Bali, Global Chairperson, United Religions Initiative
  • Professor Roberto Charles, President, Society of Social Defense

Click here to access the event.
Click here to access the other events that are taking place for World Environment Day.

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