Join the Call for "Healthy People, Healthy Planet"
CSA and the CSA Associate Community have signed on to a petition calling for world leaders to
- "Explicitly recognize human-induced climate change and biodiversity as part of one and the same crisis. Acknowledge the need for ambitious, integrated, and transformative action that responds to both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
- Urgently affirm the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and to a new biodiversity global goal of 50% conservation of lands and waters, and restoration and sustainable management of all the rest of land and water bodies to ensure no more biodiversity loss.
- Recognize the ecological debt of high income nations and agree to reform the financial system and cancellation of debt, so that all countries can restart economies that work for all peoples and the planet.
This petition will be delivered to world leaders at two different UN meetings; the first, the UN Biodiversity Conference, in October and the second, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, in November.
CSA and the CSA Associate Community join with other Catholic organizations, such as Pax Christi International, UNANIMA, and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, as well as 100 of individual signers of this petition.