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.
Faith-based Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Rollback of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Washington, DC – Church World Service today joined with a coalition of diverse faith organizations in denouncing new rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Trump Administration. The rollbacks, done under the auspices of streamlining construction projects such as pipelines, highways, drill sites, new factories or major builds on federal lands, would put communities at risk of …
Marking World Environment Day in the Time of Crisis
By Guest Contributor Allen Ottaro, Executive Director at Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) This year’s World Environment Day, whose theme is “Time for Nature,” comes against the backdrop of the dramatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has transformed life as we were accustomed to. Perhaps it is also time to examine not just …
America can and must better prepare for future disasters
This is a crosspost from Medium.com Coronavirus and climate change are simultaneously playing out in real-time. While addressing the human, public health, and economic consequences of coronavirus must be our immediate priority, both will have a long-lasting impact on the environment and the economy; both will disproportionately damage economically weak countries and marginalized vulnerable communities. But none of this should …