Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Green Climate Fund


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
 
With each passing year, we witness the growing impacts of climate change throughout the world. As global temperatures change, the first threats and harms of climate change are clearly noticeable, recordable, and very real for communities around the world.  Unfortunately, the consequences of climate change fall hardest on our brothers and sisters who are least able to adapt because they live in communities already struggling with poverty and hunger.
 
In response to the growing threat of climate change, governments across the globe worked together to create the Green Climate Fund (GCF), an initiative to mobilize international support for nations with the most need. Through GCF funding, vulnerable countries will increase their capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The fund will also provide development support for adaptation efforts in communities already suffering the effects of climate change. Learn more about the GCF on our ELCA Green Climate Fund Fact Sheet
 
For the 2016 fiscal year, President Obama requested $500 million to join more than 30 other countries in providing initial funding to the GCF.  This pledge will help to show U.S. leadership on a critical issue facing poor and vulnerable communities around the world, and demonstrates that we take our moral call to care for God’s creation and for our neighbors seriously.
 
Please contact your members of Congress today at our ELCA Action Center, and urge them to support this funding for the Green Climate Fund!
 
Also, please take a moment to read our interfaith letter to Congress, which has been signed by over 70 national denominations, national faith-based organizations, and regional/state faith-based organizations.
 
 
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