Interfaith Dialogue at COP27 calling for ecocide law

Interfaith Dialogue at COP27 calling for ecocide law

An interfaith Talanoa Dialogue was held on the first day of the UN Climate conference COP27, in Sharm El-Sheik. Ecocide law was discussed as a concrete step for implementation, together with issues like gender equality, climate justice, mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage.

“For some years now the faith traditions have started COP meetings with an interfaith dialogue. This is to strengthen our shared faith-based efforts and to be constructive partners at COP 27”, writes the Interfaith Liaison Committee in a call to UNFCCC. The interfaith call points out the great unity that exists between different faiths and traditions on the deep concern about the ecological crisis and the severe state Mother Earth is in. 

“Ecocide Law

We see so many threats to ecosystems today. The western anthropocentric view has brought us to a stage where we are not attentive to the ecosystems we are depending on. Therefore, there is a need for an international law that protects ecosystems from Ecocide. 

We call on COP27 to encourage all parties of the UNFCCC to act to make ecocide a crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).”

Find the Call here

See the event reporting from the dialogue (on ecocide from 12:20):

“ Together we strive to end ecocide and heal the Earth. We are the temples, churches, pagodas, mosques, synagogues, cathedrals and sacred sites all around the world. With faith, hope, love and care for our common future! ”

From the Faith for Ecocide law Manifesto