Resolution encouraging cooperation with faith-based organizations and networks
This resolution, adopted in the IUCN General Assembly of Jeju (South Korea) recognizes that faith-based groups have become major players in global environmental issues, and that religion is one of the largest systems of human organization and meets the aspirations of humanity and its innate needs for spiritual satisfaction, a sense of life and a relationship with the cosmos. It also considers the importance, on the one hand, of valuing life and conservation from a standpoint of ethical principles of sustainability and social justice, and, on the other, of creating partnerships in conservation, managing land use and the formulation of appropriate responses in face of the challenges posed by climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Therefore, this resolution urges the Director General of IUCN to promote cooperation with the religious organizations and networks that share the IUCN’s spirit and objectives of establishing partnerships for conservation, sustainability, the equitable distribution of resources and appropriate responses to the challenges posed by climate change.
IUCN. “Res 009. Encouraging cooperation with faith-based organizations and networks”. In: IUCN. Resolutions and Recommendations adopted in Jeju. [S.l.]: IUCN, 2012.