COP22 Side Event

18th April 11-12pm, EDT

INTERFAITH CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT TO WORLD LEADERS 

Ceremony for the Formal Handover to the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft

VENUE: Church Center of the UN, 777 UN Plaza (1st Avenue and E. 44th Street), New York 

11.00-11.05am Opening Chant: Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, President of the Buddhist Council of New York

Welcome by Moderator: Rev’d Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith

11.05- 30am: Faith Speakers

  • Kiran Bali MBE JP, Global Chairperson, United Religions InitiativeImam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, Deputy Amir (Vice President) of The Muslim Alliance in North America
  • H.H. Radhanath Swami, Hindu, member, Board of Governors, International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, Bishop for Indigenous Peoples, Anglican Church of Canada
  • Sister Gayatri, Representative to the UN in New York of the Brahma Kumaris
  • Tomas Insua, founding Global Coordinator, Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)

11.30-11.32am: Zoroastrian prayer. Mr. Homi Gandhi, President Elect, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America

11.32-11.37am: Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York: His Excellency Mr. François Delattre

11.37-11.42am: Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations in New York: His Excellency Mr.Omar Hilale 11.42-11.47am Director for Strategy, Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr. Halldór Thorgeirsson

11.47-11.55am: Official Handover of the Statement to His Excellency Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly and his statement

11.55-11.57: Sikh Prayer Song: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Founder and President of EcoSikh

12-00pm Close

12.05-12.35pm: Press Conference (in chapel)

 

PRESS CONFERENCE- Starts: 12.05pm

Moderator: Ms. Ciara Shannon, Interfaith Climate Change Statement Coordinator, GreenFaith Asia Coordinator

Speakers:

  • His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, The President of the UN General Assembly
  • His Excellency Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York
  • His Excellency Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations in New York
  • Mr. Halldór Thorgeirsson, Director for Strategy, Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder, Buddhist Global Relief
  • Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, Deputy Amir (Vice President) of The Muslim Alliance in North America. Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York
  • H.H Radhanath Swami, Hindu, Board Member, International Society for Krishna Consciousness  
  • Bishop Mark MacDonald, President for North America, World Council of Churches. Representing WCC and ACT (Action by Churches Together)
  • Ms. Philippa Rowland, Interfaith Dialogue and Regional Leader, Catholic Earthcare Australia  

 See Program and Bios here

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