"The present day reality shows that our sincere efforts have not been enough to bring in the age of social justice and peace," says a WCC statement delivered to the plenary of the United Nations Climate Change Conference yesterday.
Representatives have gathered for the final scheduled day of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen amid uncertainty over the shape of any eventual deal - and with appeals for action reiterated by faith bodies and NGOs.
Why should religious people be involved in the climate change debate? The issue was tackled head-on at a side-meeting in Copenhagen, coinciding with the vital global talks on climate change action, says Mark Beach.
As the global climate talks face serious problems, the Pope, Christian leaders and international church organisations have made pleas to heads of powerful nations to show moral courage in making decisions for all of creation.
The proposal made yesterday at the climate talks in Copenghagen by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for a climate finance package which cut original demands by 75 per cent, has been branded 'disappointing' by campaigners.