Mother Earth Network, on 30th November, participated in a UN faith-based engagement platform. This was a side event organised during the ongoing United Nations Environment Assembly at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi. The event was aimed at understanding the active role of faith-based organisations in the achievement of the sustainability agenda (Agenda 2030)
During the meeting, the UN presented a proposed strategy for engaging faith-based organisations in realising the Agenda 2030. The strategy focused on mobilizing faith-based investments in supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while greening their assets and providing scientific knowledge for effective messages of faith leaders with decision-makers and the general public.
The three overarching goals of the strategy related to:
- Leadership for policy impact;
- Financing SDGs; and
- Scientific knowledge evidence.
The three goals will largely depend on mobilizing local communities; communications and advocacy; south-south cooperation; faith-Environment thematic conventions and empowering UN Environment corporate engagement.
The event was also attended by: Kenya Interfaith Network of Action on Environment, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims, Brahama Kumaris among other guests across the Globe.
Coordinator, Mother Earth Network