Baha’is join global plan for “generational change” on climate change

Baha’i World News Service Story      

NEW YORK — The Baha’i International Community today announced that it has become a partner in a United Nations-sponsored program to promote “generational change” to address climate change and environmental sustainability.

The program, which is co-sponsored by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), seeks to promote lifestyle changes that will help slow global warming and other environmental problems during a seven-year period from 2010 to 2017.

“We are very pleased to join with other world religions and with the United Nations in this inspiring initiative to promote lasting change in the way people interact with the environment,” said Tahirih Naylor, a representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations.

“The significance of this effort is the manner in which it capitalizes on the strengths of faith communities – such as their strong grassroots network and the transformative power of religious belief – to address environmental problems at their foundation, which is human behavior. [Read more…]

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One response to “Baha’is join global plan for “generational change” on climate change

  1. The BBC covered the approaching Lambeth Palace meetings today:
    Religions call for climate action

    Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband says a deal still hangs in the balance

    Leaders from across the UK’s religious communities have said there is a “moral imperative” to tackle global warming.

    Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha’i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

    They said climate change posed a “very real threat to the world’s poor”.

    Their joint call at a meeting at Lambeth Palace in London precedes the Copenhagen summit which aims to deliver a new global climate treaty.

    In a statement, the religious leaders urged G20 governments to fight for a deal which would quickly end global reliance on fossil fuels.

    Read more: http://tinyurl.com/yk65tbs