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Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

In order to highlight the specific contributions that faith traditions bring to the international climate debate, the WCC and Religions for Peace will organize an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change ahead of the the United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon's Climate Summit in September. To have an impact on the climate agenda, action needs to happen everywhere in the world. As key leaders meet in New York, their efforts will be enhanced by grassroots activities around the world, featured on the summit's website.

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When

21 September 2014 to
22 September 2014

Where

New York, United States

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As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, the United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is organizing a Climate Summit on 23 September 2014 in New York. In order to highlight the specific contributions that faith traditions bring to the international climate debate, the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace will organize an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change ahead of the UN event.

Thirty religious leaders will come to the summit and commit to being advocates for climate justice and the protection of the earth both at the global and the national level.


To have an impact on the climate agenda, action needs to happen everywhere in the world. As key leaders meet in New York, their efforts will be enhanced by grassroots activities around the world. Activities at the local level, if possible with an interfaith focus, are strongly encouraged and will be featured on the summit's website (please write to info@interfaithclimate.org).

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