Last week I was pleased to host a Faith Leaders and Climate Change event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, with SCIAF, Christian Aid, Tearfund Scotland and Islamic Relief.
The event launched a strong statement from Faith Leaders from across Scotland who have joined forces to urge the Scottish Parliament to strengthen its Climate Change Act.
The statement calls for Parliament to pass a “strong and ambitious Climate Change Act; one which reflects Scotland’s fair share of global efforts and one which puts Scotland firmly on the path towards an inclusive, low-carbon future in which we can all flourish.”
The statement has been signed by around 20 leaders representing Scotland’s faith communities’ including SCIAF’s Bishop President Joseph Toal, former SCIAF board member Archbishop Mario Conti, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Right Rev Dr Derek Browning and Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society Engagement Director Ameed Versace.
As the Scottish Parliament begins its scrutiny of the new Climate Change legislation we must work together to make sure it is as ambitious and focused on delivery for countries around the globe as it is for Scotland.
We must make clear our commitment to fully playing our part in ensuring climate justice for the world’s poorest countries who are most vulnerable to climate change and the devastation it can bring.