October 17, 2011
By Malungelo Booi
Church leaders want world leaders to come up with a binding agreement in dealing with the problem of climate change.
Religious leaders launched a campaign called "We have faith - act now for climate justice" on Monday.
The campaign aims to put pressure on the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which takes place in Durban next month.
The campaign will see a petition signed by millions of people from around the world delivered to world leaders attending the conference at the Durban International Convention Centre.
Church leaders want parties to negotiate in good faith and not prioritise their economic interest at the expense of human kind.
The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute’s Bishop Jeff Davids said South Africa must be brave and take a lead.
He warned if nothing will be done to deal with the problem of climate change, the human race would continue being at risk.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)