Accessibility Tools

Skip to main content

Climate Action

Commit Yourself. Commit Your Community. Commit Your Leaders, and Your Media.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, acting with the leadership of its Climate Action Task Force, seeks to encourage and enable collective and individual action to reduce and counter the adverse impacts of human-caused climate change. The Task Force bases its mandate on the Interfaith Call to Action of October 2015 and December 2016, and the unanimous adoption of The Fifth Directive of the Parliament’s Global Ethic by the 2018 Toronto Convening. We continue to welcome endorsement of those statements. 

The Parliament is not a scientific organization. We make no claim to independent findings or insights regarding the physical state of our planet, the causes of climate change, or its impacts on humans and their environments. We do assert, however, the universal responsibility for each person to be accountable for our actions.

For 2024, our actions will include:

  • Emphasizing the importance of Global Interfaith Harmony in encouraging and supporting climate action by individuals and communities, governments at all levels, religious congregations, and for-profit and not-for-profit entities to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by reforming patterns of production and consumption, decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, and promoting the sustainability of natural systems.
  • Advocating aggressive action by the National Governments, International Agencies and Financial Institutions, and Corporations and business entities in implementing and supporting the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment and Next Generation Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Advocating for repurposing of the UN Trusteeship Council to account for Next Generation Rights and Responsibilities and care for the Global Commons.
  • Promoting and supporting the transition to clean, safe and affordable renewable energy in all countries, and the realization of a post-carbon global economy with fair and affordable access to energy for all.
  • Enabling cooperation in adopting, fulfilling and measuring the impact of organizational and individual commitments to change, including the UNEP Faith for Earth Coalition. We will continue encourage, enable, celebrate for the actions of change-makers around the world to cooperate in a way never before possible.
  • Build on the consensus and partnerships which emerged from the Parliament’s previous global Convenings toward democratic and climate action as part of FOCUS24: Faith, Democracy and Our Common Future. 

For up to date news on Climate Change, please visit the UN Climate Change Newsroom