• Overview

On the eve of World Environment Day, UNEP's Faith for Earth Initiative and WWF will convene global faith leaders to explore the role of faith groups in advocating for a green recovery in a post-COVID world. This online discussion will look at the role of the faiths in supporting a green economy, ensuring financial investments from faith groups are aligned with their values, and charting a new course for nature.

This dialogue will help faith leaders and groups identify advocacy issues for key moments over the next 12 months, including the UN Biodiversity Summit in September, CBD COP15 and UNFCCC COP26.


  • Asad Naqvi, Partnership for Action on Green Economy, UNEP
  • Gavin Edwards, New Deal for Nature & People, WWF 
  • Martin Palmer, FaithInvest
  • Debra Boudreaux, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation 
  • Gopal Patel (Moderator), The Bhumi Project and Co-chair of the UN Multi-faith Advisory Council

Concluding remarks:

  • Iyad Abumoghli, Director of Faith for Earth

Time: 10am - 11.15am EST

Date: 4th June, 2020

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