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WCC Executive Committee: Climate crisis not a distant prospect but an emergency

  WCC Executive Committee: Climate crisis not a distant prospect but an emergency

Churches take a stand for climate justice in New York, September 2019. Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

25 November 2019

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee, in a statement, said that the climate crisis is not a distant prospect, but is upon us today.

“Children, young people and ordinary citizens have made public demonstration of their outrage at the lack of any adequate response by governments to the gravity of this global crisis, and against the backsliding by some governments,” the statement reads. “The time for debate and disputation of established scientific facts is long over.”

Time for action is swiftly passing, the statement continues. “We will all be held to account for our inaction and our disastrous stewardship of this precious and unique planet.”

The statement reflects that the climate emergency is the result of ecological sins, and further urges wealthy nations to increase commitments to provide sufficient climate finance to low-income nations for adaptation.

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Care for creation and climate justice