By Sophie Dodgeon, Head of Campaigns
In September, CAFOD will launch a major new campaign on climate change and sustainable energy.
The reason we care about climate change is simple. It is making it even harder to end poverty. Whether it is typhoons or floods destroying entire communities’ livelihoods, or unpredictable seasons for farmers leaving millions hungry, climate change is undoing years of our work to tackle poverty and improve people’s opportunities.
And what’s more, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), considered the leading authority on the science behind the issue, has said it is extremely likely that humans are responsible for the majority of climate change. So we all have a part to play in protecting Creation.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, spoke at St Paul’s Cathedral in London at the beginning of May. I went along, eager to hear what this global figure would have to say about the role of faith groups and faith leaders in speaking out about climate change. Continue reading