Over 1000 people die each day because of us. Because of our greed, overconsumption, wastefulness, millions of people around the world are suffering.
Our consumption produces gases, causing extreme weather such as floods, drought and famine. What we do at home is directly affecting communities worldwide.
Last year alone, drought in East Africa left 19 million people in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment, whilst devastating hurricanes have torn across parts of North America and the Caribbean.
Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Qur’an:
“To save a life, it is as if you have saved all of mankind” (5:32)
People are dying. It’s time to change.
The UK has a proud record of taking international action on climate change. They agreed to adopt the first-ever universal deal to tackle climate change, the Paris Agreement. But now it’s time to step it up.
Alongside member organisations of the Climate Coalition and Muslim Climate Action, Islamic Relief is calling on the UK government to adopt a legally binding net-zero greenhouse gas target to help keep the global temperature from rising above 1.5°C before 2050. This will help prevent further climatic disasters and save hundreds of thousands of lives. If we don’t act now, the damage will be irreversible.
We need you to call upon your MP to add their name to a joint letter to the Prime Minister asking the Government to fulfil their pledge and commit to this target in law before it’s too late.
Climate change is killing people. Take action now.
Write to your MP and help save lives.