On 2 and 3 June 2022, a crucial international environmental meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action.
It’s time for bold choices. It’s time for urgent action. It’s time for a better future on a healthy planet.
By recognizing the importance of multilateralism in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the event aims to act as a springboard accelerate the implementation of the UN Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement on climate change, the post-2020 global Biodiversity Framework, and encourage the adoption of green post-COVID-19 recovery plans.
Green Christian has recently endorsed the Stockholm+50 Interfaith Statement which says, ‘The root causes of the triple planetary crises [of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution] are deeply fuelled by structural greed and apathy which underpin our current economic systems…Without addressing these underlying causes, we are on a collision course to disaster.’
The statement has a 10 point ‘call to action’ including:
- Adopt a new development paradigm that integrates the moral, spiritual and indigenous shared values;
- To move from a neoliberal and “anthropocentric” worldview to an interconnected worldview;
- To support a just transition from fossil-based extractive economy towards life affirming “economy of life” and sustainable living, as promoted by the faith communities;
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I believe it is time for faith-based action, since it is clear that environmental collapse cannot be prevented by any technological silver bullet dreamed up by fallible mankind to solve the problems he has created.