Call for stronger climate action
As people of faith, called to love and care for all creation, we feel that it is important to speak into the current moment, shaped by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency. That is why For the Love of Creation has launched an e-petition calling on the Government of Canada to:
- commit to reducing Canadian GHG emissions by 60 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, and invest in a just transition;
- honour the rights of Indigenous Peoples;
- commit equal support for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the Global South; and
- respond to the pandemic in the Global South.
The abrupt shift in human behaviour in response to the pandemic has resulted in very modest – but largely unsustainable – greenhouse gas emissions reductions and demonstrated the need for far-reaching systems change to stay within the temperature limits determined by science. We have an opportunity to build back better.
The For the Love of Creation e-petition will be open signatures until October 6, 2020.
Please take a moment to sign and share the petition with friends and family.
For the Love of Creation is a faith-based initiative for climate justice, bringing together Canadian faith communities and organizations under a unified banner to mobilize Canada-wide education, reflection, action and advocacy for climate justice.