We advocate for ambitious, inclusive action to address climate change. We call for policies that invest in clean, renewable and sustainable energy. They should address the heavy toll that climate change is taking on impoverished communities. At the heart of it all, policies must be community-centered and build resilience.
Alongside our partners, we:
- promote faith-inspired public action on climate change;
- bring messages to policy makers on Capitol Hill about the impacts of climate change on gender, racial and ethnic inequality;
- call on the U.S. government to provide climate finance so that other nations can build resilience;
- take part in international climate negotiations; and
- call for bi-partisan solutions that promote Climate Justice.
Moving Towards Resilience: A Study of Climate Change, Adaption and Migration
This 2021 CWS study describes how people feel climate change in their daily lives in five countries where we work: Cambodia, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia and Kenya. Many people are already using their limited resources to cope with climate change as best they can. We heard about how people want to be able to live safely where they are, and how …
CWS and Faith Leaders’ Statement on White House Climate Summit for Earth Day 2021
On the occasion of the White House Climate Summit called by President Biden, CWS and its faith allies sent this statement to the White House, Environmental Protection Agency and State Department: As communities of faith representing the concerns of congregants across the country, we offer prayers and our hopes for moral leadership during the Climate Summit. Across the religious spectrum, …
Letter: CMDP to Biden March 2021
Read the full letter CWS joined with 8 other organizations to send a letter to the Biden administration setting an agenda for how the administration should approach its report on policy options to address climate change and forced migration, as called for in a February EO from President Biden. The report is due to the president on August 3.