A key target objective of AIA, as an alliance of faith-based animal advocacy organisations, is to put animals onto the agenda at Faith4Earth. Faith-based organisations have a key role to play. The former Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon said:
“I have long believed that when governments, civil society and, particularly, religious communities work towards a common goal, transformational change can take place. Faiths and religions are a central part of that equation. Indeed the world’s faith communities occupy a unique position in discussions on the fate of our planet and accelerating impacts of climate change”.
From Ban Ki-moon’s speech at the first Long Term Plan event at Windsor Castle, UK, 2009 held by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). From ‘Faith in the Future’ by ARC