Lusaka, 08 October, 2021 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Governments and policy makers across the globe should make policies that are not only legally but also environmentally correct, Catholic Bishops in Zambia have said.
In a statement issued at the close of the month-long Season of Creation Monday, October 4, members of the Zambia Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCCB) say that governments will have the opportunity to make the ecologically correct policies in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and UN Biodiversity Convention (COP15).
“We call on governments worldwide to do things that are not only legally correct, but ecologically correct,” Catholic Bishops say in the statement signed by ZCCB Secretary General, Fr. Francis Mukosa.
They say that some of the ecologically correct things include prioritizing programs that address impacts felt by all humanity, especially the vulnerable and marginalized people whose cry on earth cannot be overlooked.
ZCCB members also call on policy makers to formulate policies that do not destroy the earth for the sake of development.