Consciousness and Climate Changeearth-for-web

At the core of Brahma Kumaris' work is the understanding of the connection between our consciousness, thoughts and actions, and their impact on the world. It has been seen that long-lasting change in any social or environmental system starts with a profound shift in the minds and hearts of people. The current environmental crisis is therefore a clear call to transform our awareness and lifestyle.

Any shift in individual awareness is reflected in society as a whole. To bring stability, resilience and compassionate action on a global scale, we believe a widespread capacity for silent reflection and meditation is essential. Such an ‘inside-out’ approach, applied by large communities, can be the key to the paradigm shift that allows all stakeholders to make choices benefiting the planet and its future.

Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations

 The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), with its spiritual headquarters in Mt. Abu, India, comprises a worldwide network of centers in 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); Consultative Status with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP; Observer Organization to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

For more information:

Position Papers on Climate Change

pdfConsciousness and Climate Change: Buiding Spiritual Capacity to Respond to Climate Change
Statement for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 November 30 - December 11, 2015, Paris, France

pdfConsciousness and Climate Change: The Heart of an Ethical Framework
Statement for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP20 December 1-12, 2014, Lima, Peru

pdfClimate Change and Personal Responsibility
For the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP18
November 26 -December 7, 2012, Doha, Qatar

pdfConsciousness and Climate Change Confluence of two living systems II
Statement for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP16
November 29 – December 10, 2010, Cancun, Mexico

pdfConsciousness and Climate Change: Confluence of two living systems I
Statement for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP15
December 7-18, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

 Position Paper on Biological Diversity

pdfAwakening Biodiversity Consciousness II.pdf
Position Paper to the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP12
October 6-17, 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

pdfAwakening Biodiversity Consciousness
Position Paper to the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP11
October 8-19, 2012, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India

Position Papers for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

pdfAligning Awareness and Action For the Future We Want
Statement for the Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,
June 20-22, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

pdfSpirituality – the Heart of Sustainable Development
Statement for the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development,
August 26 – September 4, 2002, South Africa, Johannesburg

Position Papers for UN's DPI/NGO Conferences

pdfEarth Care - A Revolution in Thinking
Statement for the 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference: Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens
September 3-5, 2011, Bonn, Germany

pdfClimate Change: How It Impacts Us All
Statement for the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference,
5 – 7 September 2007, United Nations, New York

Vision Statement on Climate Change and Consciousness

Vision Statement

Mission Statement of the Brahma Kumaris on Climate Change

pdfBrahma Kumaris mission statement


Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. Marianne Williamson