Climate change is a threat multiplier, disproportionately affecting those already living in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, making climate change also a justice issue. It represents the interdependence of human rights, gender equality, peacebuilding, and climate action.
Faith-based work has a significant role to play in building peace and addressing climate change. Religious and faith actors can provide the social and spiritual support to increase resilience in communities affected by the double hardship of climate change and conflicts, supporting communities to adapt to climate change and advocating for climate-sensitive ways of life.
The video “Addressing the nexus of faith, environmental and ecosystem degradation, and peace building through natural resource management” showcases promising practices from Pakistan and the Sahel region, which illustrate how the complex and intricate issues of the climate crisis in fragile contexts can be addressed through the active engagement of community members and faith actors.
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