Religions call on COP28 for climate pledge accountability, rapid shift to clean energy

By Brian Roewe
November 9, 2023

Casting this as a “pivotal moment of the global climate crisis,” leaders of the world's major religions have called on governments and the business world to use the upcoming United Nations climate summit to usher in a just and rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, and for nations to establish accountability mechanisms to hold them to their climate action pledges.

The statement from 28 high-level leaders representing 19 different faith traditions, including Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, comes three weeks ahead of the COP28 international climate change conference, to be held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.

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