ICE-2: Overview

Mission of the Inter-Religious Climate & Ecology Network (ICE)

The ICE Network (Inter-religious Climate and Ecology Network) is a pan-Asia, local-to-local, collaborative network of diverse spiritual communities seeking to share experiences, learning, and wisdom that will build resilience and empowerment in the face of climate change. Our purpose is to wisely influence national public policy within Asia and to stimulate and strengthen diplomatic discussions around climate change at international level. We aim to do this in cooperation with various stakeholders, such as faith-based and civil society organizations, gender and age based groups, and business networks. We seek to encourage healing in a world struggling with equality and vulnerability, both intensified by climate change.

Conference Objectives

  • Explore ways to implement actions in response to climate change by Asian civil society.
  • Increase awareness of cooperation & creating a common ground for joint response to climate change between civil societies in Asian developing countries and in Korea.
  • Building the capacity of Asian civil societies to respond to climate change.

Participants: 100 Korean, 50 foreign

  • activists working in the fields of community development and environment/ecology
  • from 20 countries including Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Bhutan, Nepal, China, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Laos, United States, South Africa, Australia and Korea

Organizers: Korean Organizing Committee for Asian Civil Society Conference Responding to Climate Change

  • Lotus World
  • Buddhist Ecological Contents Research Center
  • Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
  • Won-Buddhist Environment Solidarity
  • Korean Buddhists’ Foundation for Social-Welfare & Volunteering
  • Korean Catholic Solidarity for Creation Integrity
  • Korea Christian Environmental Movement Solidarity (KCEMS)
  • Citizen’s Movement for Environmental Justice (CMEJ)
  • Green Asia Network
  • Peace Village Network
  • INEB (International Network of Engaged Buddhists)
  • ICE (Inter-Religion on Climate & Ecology Network): An Asian platform of responding to climate change, created in the wake of the 2012 Inter-Religious Dialogue on Climate Change and Bio-diversity held in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, and composed of Faith-Based Organizations including Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Moslems, Bahais, and Environment/Ecology NGOs and civil organizations (find us on Facebook!)

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