CIDSE & the Global Catholic Climate Movement co-hosted a webinar direct from Marrakech on 14 November which brought together experts and other actors to discuss the UN Climate Negotiations – COP22.
The webinar updated participants on the latest developments from within the negotiations and highlighted all the different present and upcoming initiatives on climate action around the world and carried out by citizens. In this way, it aimed to inspire bolder action for climate justice in the next months, while connecting with the worldwide mobilization that even after Paris (December 2015) continues to call for climate justice and greater ambitions to tackle climate change.
Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, COP22 U.N. climate negotiations in Marrakesh (Nov 7-18) focused on increasing national and international efforts in mitigation, adaptation and implementation measures, while consolidating commitments to keep temperatures under the established 1.5 degree threshold. For more information, please check the CIDSE and GCCM activities in Marrakesh.
Finally, as Pope Francis recently stated, “it is up to citizens to insist that [governments honour their commitments], and indeed to advocate for even more ambitious goals”, while reminding us that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still” (Message for the World Day of Prayer for Creation, Sept 2016).
• THE URGENCY OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS: the Implications of “The Sky’s Limit” report
By David Turnbull – Campaigns Director, Oil Change International
• THE PARIS AGREEMENT: the Importance of its Entry into Force & the Key Marrakesh Discussions
By Giulia Bondi – Policy and Advocacy Officer-Climate Justice, CIDSE
• THE FAITH CALL TO ACTION: the Key Messages of the COP22 Interfaith Statement
By Rev. Fletcher Harper – Executive Director, GreenFaith
• WHAT’S NEXT FOR CATHOLICS: Upcoming Initiatives of the Global Catholic Climate Movement
By Tomás Insua – Executive Director, Global Catholic Climate Movement
WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE.