Election Briefing: Climate Change

Faith groups across the globe are passionately engaged in climate change campaigns, with a deep desire to save the planet. Representatives of faith organisations and campaign groups told this Religion Media Centre election briefing that they saw signs of hope in several of the parties’ manifestos.

While each manifesto has different pledges on the date by which net zero may be achieved, and different approaches to fossil fuel excavation, they all have many ambitious commitments to make faster progress on renewable energy sources, with windfarms and solar energy providing the UK’s electricity supply within five years.

The briefing also heard a plea for the next government to prioritise an end to the dumping of raw sewage into rivers and the sea.

Chaired by Ruth Peacock, our panel was:

  • Steven Croft, The Bishop of Oxford
  • Dr Timothy Howles, Associate Director, Laudato Si’ Research Institute
  • Amandeep Kaur Mann, founder and director of Eco Sikh UK
  • Jamie Williams, Senior Policy Advisor with Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Oliver Pearce, Chief of Policy at Christian Aid
  • Mahmooda Qureshi, interfaith campaigner from the Midlands

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Signs of hope for the planet in manifesto pledges on climate change

Faith representatives are hopeful that election manifesto pledges to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest and invest in renewable energy, will make the UK a force for good on the international stage

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