This webinar is hosted in collaboration with Faith For Earth UN Environment Programme
Although we have only one planet, we are using the resources of 1.7 Earths.
Faith and community leaders have been recognised as pivotal in protecting the environment and working towards climate action. Their responsiveness is crucial, especially at the local level and with other faith actors.
Faith and indigenous communities embrace an ethical and spiritual responsibility to protect our planet. Their advocacy call for restorative action and promotion of sustainable land management should be heard and heeded. Faith and indigenous communities already drive urgent actions in many places, including restoring degraded forests, cleaning up rivers and coasts, greening the cities, etc. Their commitments point to sustainable solutions in line with international standards and local development priorities in the affected environments. Indigenous knowledge can be a vital knowledge resource in keeping the use of natural resources sustainable. Despite managing only 25% of the world’s surface area, indigenous people protect 80% of global biodiversity.
This webinar will, among other things, host indigenous activists who tell their stories and journeys to change. We will discuss the following questions with representatives of faith communities: How can religious actors involved in dialogue and civil activism drive a constructive path forward to restore our environment? How can faith leaders better support policymakers to ensure the timely restoration of the relationships between community and nature into a long-lasting, sustainable one? What approaches can be taken to ensure that appropriate reforming subsidies and policies are invested to meet the environmental sustainability goals by 2030?
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