World Council of Churches
Legal Action Support Fellow
About the Organization:
Representing over 500 million Christians in more than 120 countries, the World Council of Churches is a worldwide fellowship of churches with over 70 years of experience uniting Christians for the common pursuit of justice and peace. Together with those of different faiths and the secular community the WCC condemns the misuse of religion and creates platforms for peace and reconciliation. Through its 350 member churches the WCC works at the grassroots for a more equitable society.
Since the launch of the WCC-UNICEF global partnership in 2015 an overwhelming number of WCC member churches worlwide expressed their readiness to support adolescents engaging around initiatives for climate justice through church-run schools, Sunday schools and summer camps. The project provides these churches worldwide with tools and know-how to enable effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and increase of carbon uptake through youth engagement initiatives, with a focus on influencing policies and legislations change and promoting good practices.
A priority starting in 2024 will be capacity building for climate litigation.
Support to strategy development for legal action by churches, research on existing legal actions and opportunities for affidavits, support to drafting of affidavits and legal opinions, assistance for preparation of round table on inter-generational climate justice at Kings' College.
Law student engaged in inter-generational climate justice
Time Commitment: 30 hours / week