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Ecojesuit for Climate Justice:

Faith Action Towards Inclusive COPs​

Image source: “Facing the Waves” by Raiza Javier


Faith-based groups are at the frontline of climate action. Our faith reminds us of our shared responsibility to care for creation, as highlighted by Pope Francis in Laudate Deum, “I ask everyone to accompany this pilgrimage of reconciliation with the world that is our home and to help make it more beautiful, because that commitment has to do with our personal dignity and highest values” (LD 69). 

This platform communicates stories of accompanied communities and highlights how faith brings greater awareness of the suffering of the most vulnerable and gives hope towards inclusive and better COPs. All are invited to share local to global climate justice initiatives, events, and stories in this virtual platform for faith-based engagement for inclusive COPs by:

  • Sharing articles, stories, reflections, materials, and resources on climate justice
  • Amplifying ‘voices of integrity’ at the frontline of the climate crisis calling for urgent action and change through short videos
  • Inviting others to connect with events and initiatives contributing to the call of climate justice, and
  • Encouraging collaboration between faith-based groups and civil society organizations within and beyond the Ecojesuit network.

We join the call of Laudate Deum for COP28 to be “a historic event that honors and ennobles us as human beings” (LD 59) through the following points:

Commit to developing the Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty, slashing emissions through a just fossil fuel phaseout, and holding top polluters accountable

Transform financial systems by establishing equitable financial flows of the Loss and Damage fund for climate vulnerable communities

Implement climate action on agriculture and food security that upholds the role of agroecology and culture-based solutions in addressing food and water vulnerabilities

Deliver USD 100 billion of climate finance annually in support of the Global South, and bridge gaps to meet the goal of USD 4.3 trillion by 2030

Commit to course-correcting adaptation and mitigation deficiencies to keep the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement alive

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