Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners, INCLUDING CIDSE, organize a webinar uniting faith, science and youth to call for an ambitious Climate Summit  – CIDSE

Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners, INCLUDING CIDSE, organize a webinar uniting faith, science and youth to call for an ambitious Climate Summit 

Wednesday 9th of December at 2 pm (CET) ǀ Register here. 

In occasion of the five years anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, adopted in Paris in December 2015 and ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit (12 December), the Vatican Covid-19 Commission (#VaticanCovidCommission)  and its partners, among which CIDSE,  will highlight through this webinar the need to urge governments to raise ambition for tackling the climate emergency, through the points of view of: 

  • H.E. Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson – Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, on how faith and Pope Francis’ messages can help address the climate crisis; 
  • Prof. John Schellnhuber – Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, on what science is telling us today and what that means for world leaders, civil society and businesses; 
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim – Coordinator of AFPAT, on the impact of global warming on communities and the role of youth activism.  

The webinar, moderated by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President:  The Club of Rome, will provide a platform for a high-level exchange on the climate crisis in the context of the efforts to build a just and sustainable recovery. Participants will be able to engage with the speakers through a Q&As session.  

Journalists interested in interviewing one of the speakers can get in touch with: press(at)humandevelopment.va  or:  pavarotti(at)cidse.org   

Notes to the editors:  

  • Participants need to register in advance at this link
  • Live streaming will be arranged at: https://www.youtube.com/VaticanIHD 
  • The webinar will be held in English, no translation will be provided. 
  • Organizers: the webinar is organized by the Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners: CIDSE, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, EPICC, CAFOD, GCCM, COMECE, Istituto per lo sviluppo umano integrale/I.SV.Um.I. The Vatican Covid-19 Commission is an initiative of Pope Francis to express the Church’s solicitude and care for the whole human family facing the COVID-19 pandemic, including analysis, reflection on the new socio-economic-cultural future, and the proposal of relevant approaches. See more information here.  

Picture: Adoption of the Paris Agreement, by UN Climate Change

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