Water, Environment and Climate Action

The PaRD Water, Environment and Climate Action work-stream (WECARE) focuses on Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land (SDGs 6, 13, 14 and 15).

The premise of the work-stream is that faith actors and faith-based approaches have an important contribution to make global efforts to reduce, prevent and reverse environmental degradation and to help mitigate the damaging and life-threatening effects of climate change and the environmental crisis, as described in SDGs 6, 13, 14 and 15.

The assumption underlying this premise is that faith-based approaches and faith actors have the potential to contribute positively to global efforts to address environmental, water and climate issues, and have an impact, in a way that adds unique value and complements non-faith based approaches and secular, or non-faith actor, led engagements.

The purpose of the EWCA work-stream is to:

1. Foster collaboration between PaRD members around SDGs 6, 13, 14, and 15.

2. Enable sharing of knowledge, learning and best practice among members and beyond, in order to facilitate learning and uptake of effective inclusive and faith-based approaches for tackling environment and water related issues.

3. Promote and advocate for the role of faith actors and inclusive and faith-based approaches to addressing environment, water and climate action related challenges, in order for the breadth of knowledge and best.