Faith For The Future
Fr Leonard Chiti SJ is a Jesuit Priest living and working in his home country, Zambia. He's also a SCIAF Committee Member. Father Chiti believes that acting to alter climate change is our moral responsibility.
"The environmental crisis and poverty are not two crises but one inseparable crisis. I believe that Scotland should take a lead in reconciling the two sides of this one coin.
"Countries like Scotland, who have contributed more to greenhouse gas emissions, should do more to bring about the radical changes in lifestyles and economic production needed to help us avoid catastrophic consequences in the near future.
"This moral responsibility also extends to helping those who are now suffering the negative effects of climate change, despite having done little to cause the problem. Supporting a bold new Climate Change Bill is a key way for Scotland to meet its moral obligations."