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Next Steps and recommendations

Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 September 2023 | WP3297

  1. Build on the Radical Collaboration framework that has emerged from the meeting.
  2. Develop a Declaration that outlines the goals and objectives of engaging with women faith leaders on environmental issues.
  3. Conduct a mapping exercise about current initiatives among the participants at the event on the nexus of women’s leadership in the faith and climate change and biodiversity loss space.
  4. Develop a repository of resources on the work being carried out by women faith leaders in the climate change and biodiversity loss space. Include training resources and multilingual resources.
  5. Increase the visibility of women leaders particularly women from the global south and indigenous women leaders through the media.
  6. Convene representatives of women’s networks from all key faith traditions to discuss radical collaboration for global mobilisation.
  7. Build on existing interfaith initiatives including the Joint Appeal Faith and Science: Towards COP26 and The Charter of Makkah.
  8. Consider aligning with global initiatives, statements and agreements.
  9. Encourage further theological reflection and renewal on our relationship with nature and duty to care for the earth. Move away from what is often a patriarchal and colonial framing of the environment existing for man’s use.
  10. Train both faith and non-faith actors on climate literacy.
  11. Participate in a series of advocacy events where the voices of women of faith are amplified in discussions on climate change and biodiversity loss. 
  12. Develop a communications campaign to support a mass mobilisation of women of faith action on climate change and biodiversity loss.
  13. Develop a documentary film illustrating faith leadership for climate change.
  14. Break through the siloes and foster greater collaboration amongst the various stakeholders including indigenous women and youth.
  15. Encourage female leadership in all aspects of climate action by bridging the “gendered leadership chasm in faith communities” and getting women to the decision-making table.
  16. Support youth leaders with mentoring and training, recognising that climate anxiety is a real phenomenon today.


Inès Belliard and Zahra Ahmad

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Briefing papers

Decarbonizing Our Future: The Role of Finance and Subsidies for a Sustainable World – Earth Ethics

“Why Faith Matters in Women’s Advocacy around the Climate Crisis: Religion as Opportunity, not Obstacle” by the University of Birmingham, UK


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