RAISING VOICES…INSPIRING HOPE…NURTURING FAITH…TAKING ACTION
DeIPL can provide advocacy alerts and resources for those who want to actively engage with policy makers to effect human and ecosystem health, promote environmental justice and address climate change.
Interfaith Climate Change Statement – calling for world leaders to ratify and implement the Paris Agreement for global climate action. Take action: Add your voice to the Interfaith Climate Change Statement as an individual or congregation. The statement will be presented officially to the President of the UN General Assembly on April 18, 2016.
From TRUTH.ORG: Exxon has known for 40 years that burning fossil fuels causes climate change. They covered up their findings, lied to the public, and funded climate change denial to block the transition to clean energy.
On March 30, 17 attorneys general and former Vice President Al Gore announced the formation of a new coalition to combat climate change, including “potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses.”
“This is a historic move. We have an unprecedented opportunity to turn the tables on decades of deception by the oil and gas industry. Now is the time for Delaware to launch an investigation into Exxon.
Clean Power Plan – Proposed by EPA to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% by 2030.
Green Climate Fund – An international fund to help build the capability of developing nations to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through low carbon development pathways and to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Act – Since nonprofits are tax exempt entities, they cannot currently benefit from many energy support programs because the programs are often structured in the form of tax credits. This Act would create a grant program to assist nonprofit organizations, including schools, hospitals, faith organizations and youth centers, improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and generate renewable energy.
Stand with Pope Francis on Climate Change – “I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.” Pope Francis. Click HERE to view the Encyclical and see related resources.
The Climate Framework for Delaware – On September 12, 2013, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions. Executive Order 41 directs agencies to address both the causes and consequences of climate change by developing actionable recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, increase resilience to climate impacts, and avoid and minimize flood risks due to sea level rise.