For Immediate Release
350.org Statement on the Release of the Islamic Declaration
CAIRO - 350.org Global Communications Manager, Hoda Baraka, issued the following statement on the release of the Islamic Declaration on climate change:
“Today’s Islamic Declaration reinforces the moral call for climate action and the need to move away from fossil fuels and towards a clean energy future. Coming on the heels of a historic letter from the Pope to millions of Catholics around the world, today’s declaration further underlines the reality that communities of faith are joining the global call for climate action in force. With the end of the fossil fuel era approaching, we have a moral responsibility to expedite the transition to clean energy protecting those most impacted from the climate crisis. The declaration’s call for divestment reinforces the moral impetus behind the fast-growing movement to divest from fossil fuels and helps expand its reach in faith communities around the world.”
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.