Press conference at COP28: Global faith voices join together at Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue in Dubai

3 December 2023



Dubai, United Arab Emirates: People of faith have been engaging in climate justice work for decades.  Over 150 people of faith from around the world came together at the Interfaith Liaison Committee’s Talanoa dialogue on November 30 to discuss the three questions of a Talanoa: Where are we at, where do we want to go, and how do we get there in our work for climate justice at COP28.

As the World Leaders’ Summit has wrapped up, the ILC is working on its call to the COP  for increased action to achieve climate justice and help keep global temperature rise to under 1.5C.  

People of faith (Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Brahma Kumaris, and many others) bring the experiences of communities on the front lines of the climate emergency, they bring a moral dimension to the debate, and they also bring technical expertise through their engagement in combating climate change and in climate justice advocacy. 

85% of the world’s population ascribe to a faith tradition, and faith communities are part of all communities in the world.  They work as part of these communities together with local leaders and communities to address the impacts of climate change.

The Interfaith Liaison Committee to the UNFCCC brings together faith constituencies working to achieve climate justice to raise their voices together and share their stories from their traditions and experiences around the world.

What: Calls from people of faith from around the world for concrete action at COP28 towards achieving climate justice for the most vulnerable, and sharing stories of the impacts of climate change in communities around the world.


Sister Jayanti Kirpalani  Additional Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris
Rev. Chebon Kernell, Indigenous, World Council of Churches
Ms. Lucy Plummer from youth from Soka Gakkai International
Mr. Harjeet Singh, head – global political strategy, CAN international
Ms. Valériane Bernard, Brahma Kumaris representative to the United Nations, Geneva- Moderator

Where: Press Conference Room 2 Zone B6 building 77 and online

When: Monday, December 4, 2023 13:30-14:00 Dubai time

Why: Faith communities bring concrete experiences of the impact of climate change on the most vulnerable people, including women and girls in all their diversity and people on the move, who have done the least to cause climate change and are facing the brunt of its impacts. Faith groups are on the front lines, responding to climate change through mitigation, disaster risk reduction, adaptation, and more.

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Simon Chambers- WhatsApp: +1-416-435-0972, Email:
Director of Communications, ACT Alliance