Global Fast For The Climate Comes To New York

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Fast for the Climate lights the way for climate action with New York Vigil

Fast for the Climate calls on Heads of State for urgent action at New York Summit on Climate Change

Vitumbiko Chinoko, ACT Alliance "As members of the Christian faith we need to ask God's help in all we do. It is clear that political negotiations alone can only take us to a certain extent. It becomes natural to call upon the Divine for help."

Vitumbiko Chinoko, ACT Alliance
“As members of the Christian faith we need to ask God’s help in all we do. It is clear that political negotiations alone can only take us to a certain extent. It becomes natural to call upon the Divine for help.”

Supporters of the worldwide Fast for the Climate movement will join together in New York in a vigil showcasing their own climate action and inviting Heads of Government meeting in the city to join them.

The movement includes many environmentalists, youth groups and people of faith who are showing the strength of their commitment by going without food one day a month to call for world leaders to do more to solve the climate crisis. In the run up to the Climate Summit in New York.the movement is making a special appeal to heads of governments, and will be meeting in New York for a vigil at the UN at time of the summit.

The Fast for the Climate movement has active supporters worldwide including:

• Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the President of France for the Protection of the

• Martin Junge, General Secretary, The Lutheran World Federation

• Yeb Saño, Climate Commissioner, The Philippines

• Wael Hmaidan, Director, Climate Action Network

• The Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, President of the Assembly of Orthodox

• Imam Ebrahim Saidy, Muslim Cleric, Norway

• Somboon Chungprampree, Executive Secretary, International Network of Engaged

• Pastor François Clavairoly, President of the French Protestant Federation

• Claudia Florentin Mayer, Deputy Director and Editor of the Spanish news service of

• Archbishop Serafim Kykotis, Representative of the Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of

• Bishop Geoff Davies, Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute

• Gloria Ulloa, Presbyterian Church of Colombia, Latin American President of the World

• Rafael Soares de Oliveira, Director of KOINONIA and Ogan priest of the Afrobrazilian

• Ekedy Sinha, Priestess of the Afrobrazilian Candomblé Religion, Brazil

• Laura Vargas, Representative of the Inter-Religious Council of Peru

Katy, MOCICC, Peru, "This event is very important for the citizen movement on climate change in Peru because it is a way to reach out to the President of Peru and decision makers within the government. There are so many land rights and water rights issues related to communities especially the indigenous populations that the President needs to address. This event is a great platform to bring that forward and be in solidarity."

Katy, MOCICC, Peru, “This event is very important for the citizen movement on climate change in Peru because it is a way to reach out to the President of Peru and decision makers within the government. There are so many land rights and water rights issues related to communities especially the indigenous populations that the President needs to address. This event is a great platform to bring that forward and be in solidarity.”

Appeal to world leaders in build up to the Climate Summit

On 23 September the Climate Summit will take place in New York with many world leaders – from governments, private sector and civil society – invited by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon.

In the build up to the Summit, the Fast for the Climate movement has contacted Heads of State around the world in a direct appeal for them to participate effectively and take urgent action on climate change.

These appeals have gone directly to the following Heads of State:

Chancellor Merkel of Germany; President Hollande of France; President Humala of Peru; President Roussef of Brazil; President Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina; President Aquino of the Philippines; Prime Minister Modi of India; President Zuma of South Africa; President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo

You can see the letters to the Heads of Governments here: http://tinyurl.com/krlz3mb