MP Ambassador joins interfaith campaign


His Holiness, the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang, Ambassador of the Mountain Partnership, is one of many religious leaders from around the world standing behind a petition that urges the international community to respond to the threat of climate change. The Great Shravasti Buddhist Cultural Assembly 2015, passed a resolution in Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 7 November 2015, in favour of supporting the "Faiths for Earth Campaign",  urging United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and other world leaders to take bold action to halt climate change.

“Our mountains and the communities that live in and near them are already experiencing significant stresses and challenges due to climate change”, Chetsang wrote in a letter to Religions for Peace, the organization that launched the petition.

The Faiths for Earth Campaign brings together faith leaders from around the world to call on heads of states to respond urgently to the threats of climate change by ensuring transition to renewable energy by 2050. A wide range of global faith leaders - including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Shinto, Sikh, Taoist and Zoroastrian - have joined forces to support action on restoring planet’s well-being.

Around 320 000 people from around the world have signed the online petition so far.

More than 1 500 people from the Himalayan regions of Bhutan, India and Nepal as well as China, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan attended the annual Great Shravasti Buddhist Cultural Assembly, which brings together Buddhists from around the world to the historically significant city of Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh, India to celebrate the diversity of Buddhism.

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