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Statement from the organizing committee

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08 October 2021
“Faith leaders representing the world’s major religions joined scientists at the Vatican today to call on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26”, according to a statement from the Holy See and Italy’s and Great Britain’s embassies to the Holy See, released on Monday, 4 October, “Almost 40 faith leaders signed a joint Appeal, which was presented by Pope Francis to COP26 President-Designate, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma, and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Luigi Di Maio”, the statement continued. Signatories include high-profile representatives from across the Christian denominations, both Sunni and Shi’a Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism and Jainism — representing a broad range of faith leaders. With the window ...

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