As Canadians, we are part of the problem of climate change. As people of faith, we can be part of the solution. God calls us to love and care for all the Earth. To respond to the human and ecological devastation of climate change with love and justice.
CPJ is encouraged by the range of emissions-reduction measures contained in Canada's new climate plan. Still, it is just a starting point. The work now begins to bring Canada’s plan in line with the spirit and the letter of the Paris Agreement.
Living out the call to care for the environment requires both individual-level and legislative-level changes.
For the Love of Creation's Petition
CPJ has partnered with national churches, Christian international development agencies, and faith-based organizations to create For the Love of Creation – A Faith-based Initiative for Climate Justice. This campaign engages people of faith and their communities country in a climate conversations.
Together, we developed an e-petition on the House of Commons website calling on the federal government to:
- commit to reducing Canadian GHG emissions by 60 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, and invest in a just transition;
- honour the rights of Indigenous Peoples;
- commit equal support for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in the Global South; and
- respond to the pandemic in the Global South.
3 more steps you can take towards climate justice at any time:
- Reduce your GHG emissions using 9 ideas from CPJ as well as Greening Sacred Spaces and the Carbon Footprint calculator.
- Every year during Lent, CPJ organizes Give it up for the Earth!, a Lenten faith-in-action campaign to increase climate justice in Canada.The campaign is centred on a postcard that includes a pledge to individual climate action, and a call for more far-reaching national climate policy.
- CPJ has set up a online action in partnership with the CRC's Centre for Public Dialogue. Urge your MP to support increased climate ambition and clean energy policies! As an expression of love for God’s awesome creation, tell your MP that you, as a person of faith, want meaningful climate action – consistent with the principles of the Paris Agreement – to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.