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From the Paris Climate Talks to Marrakesh

By Emily Wirzba, Jose Aguto, November 4, 2016


The nations of the world are gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco seeking action to limit global warming to 1.5º Celsius – the aspiration they agreed to at the historic meeting in Paris nearly one ago.

Please sign the COP 22 Interfaith Climate Statement.

The statement calls on global leaders to act on their moral obligation to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5º Celsius.

We can and must work together as a global community to protect our present and future from the impacts of climate. Peoples across the world – especially in poor and vulnerable communities – are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

Addressing climate change is the greatest moral challenge and opportunity of our time. As people of faith, let us pray for, work with, and urge the leaders of our nation and world to act with the understanding that only together we can solve this crisis.

The signatures of people of faith from all over the world will be delivered to the COP22 President on November 10th by the Chief Imam of Marrakesh.

Add your name today to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement.

Show our global leaders that people of faith desire urgent and transformational action on climate change.

Emily Wirzba

  • Former Legislative Manager, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Emily Wirzba led FCNL’s lobbying work to achieve bipartisan recognition of climate change and action in Congress. She served as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community's Energy and Ecology Working Group.

Jose Aguto

  • Legislative Secretary, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Jose Aguto advocates for national policies supporting the sustainable use and management of our Earth’s resources and ecosystems so that all may thrive. He leads the Sustainable Energy and Environment Program, which leads interfaith, non-partisan, grassroots and multi-sectoral efforts on climate disruption to promote bipartisan dialogue and solutions in Congress. It also seeks to facilitate stronger relationships and collaboration across different sectors of the climate movement.