Skip to comments.Faith-Based Groups Strive to Save Mother Earth at COP27
Posted on 11/14/2022 6:22:11 PM PST by marshmallow
Will the nations listen and address the longer-term impacts of climate change?
When the 2022 Climate Change Conference (COP27) concludes this week in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, thousands of civil society groups, including faith-based organizations (FBOs), would have done their best for the global poor without glitter and fanfare.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized that participation and access of non-government organizations (NGOs) allow vital experience, expertise, information, and perspective from civil society to be brought into the negotiations to generate new insights and approaches.
Some 6,300 NGOs have observer status to attend the Climate Conference and among them are many FBOs such as religious congregations like Medical Mission Sisters (MMS).
The FBOs were active from the start of the UNFCCC and advocated for many demands to keep mother earth alive.
In 2009, they were instrumental in getting governments around the world to make a commitment to allocate US$100 billion annually by 2020 to help developing countries address the impacts of climate change.
In 2010 Cancun-Mexico, the pledge of rich countries with US$100 billion for developing countries was reconfirmed but they could reach US$ 83 billion only by 2020. In 2015 Paris COP 21 too, the FBOs did their best using Laudato si messages to reach the Paris Agreement.
Another issue FBOs advocated for years was loss and damage. For the first time since the adoption of the UN climate convention, the contentious issue of loss and damage made it onto the agenda after a tumultuous 48 hours of informal consultations led by the Egyptian COP Presidency.
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You mean all those pretend Christians are joining forces with non Christian faiths.
Yes, the very statement, Mother Earth, is pagan, so there are no Christians involved in this.
I realize this is in Egypt, so it might not be easy to do, but has anybody tallied up the number of jet planes of the conference attendees?
If they had FAITH, they wouldn’t be worried about the climate.
Faith in what?
I agree. While I am not into wanton destruction of the environment, I agree, the worship of Mother Earth, is idolatry and is evil (Romans 1) I figure it’s either they don’t know Christ, or they don’t know the issues. Either way, it’s not good.
What does faith based mean?
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