World leaders will be negotiating a universal climate agreement at the upcoming UN Convention on Climate Change, which will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris. Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change will be presented on the 28 November. The Declaration represents a global Buddhist statement and seeks to protect the world from the catastrophic consequences of climate change by urging immediate and committed action. It has already been signed by 5000 Buddhist leaders and practitioners, including HH the Dalai Lama, HH the Karmapa and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
It is believed that the Buddhist voice can be strongly represented and serve to inspire and guide Buddhists around the world to turn away from use of fossil fuels and support the development of safe, renewable and clean energy for the wellbeing of all sentient beings now and in the future.
Immediately responding to the request by International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), the Governing Council of Buddhist International unanimously decided to sign it. Please click here to download the full declaration.