COP27 – Climate and social justice: one battle – CIDSE

COP27 – Climate and social justice: one battle

A glimpse of hope in worsening climate times, CIDSE concluding COP27 press release, 20 November
– Senior African Cardinal calls for climate reparations for vulnerable communities, 14 November

CIDSE was present in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt with a delegation from member organisations: CAFOD/England & Wales, CCFD-Terre Solidaire/France, Fastenaktion/Switzerland, Misereor/Germany, SCIAF/Scotland, Trócaire/Ireland; associated partners from the platform “Our land is our Life” and the CIDSE Secretariat. CIDSE also worked closely with other Church and non-Chuch partners and allies from the Catholic Church and around the world.

OUR KEY ADVOCACY PRIORITIES: -> More details in our POLICY BRIEFING (French version)
– Loss and Damage
– Mitigation
– Climate finance
– Climate, agriculture and food systems

MON 7 November

– CAFOD Webinar: “What we need to happen at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt“, 09:00 (Brussels’ time). Register HERE

WED 9 November
– Side event: “Dealing with military and conflict related emissions under the UNFCCC”: 13:15-14:45, Room 6. Co-sponsors: CAFOD
– Side event: “Core principles for an independent grievance process in Article 6”. 13:15-14:45, Room 7, Thebes. Co-sponsors: CCFD-Terre solidaire, Carbon Market Watch, German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
– Side event: “Voices of the Future Calling for Climate Justice”. 15:00-16:30, Room 3. Co-sponsors: Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE), Youth Climate Movement NL, OXFAM International.

THU 10 November
– Side event: “Addressing Loss & Damage to deliver climate justice: youth, gender & faith leaders”. 11:30-13:00, Room 2. Co-sponsors: Caritas Internationalis, Centre for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD), Church of Sweden
– Side event: “Operationalising finance for loss and damage: examples from Africa and Caribbean”. 15:00-16:30, Room 5. Co-sponsors: Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (incl. SCIAF), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
– Side event: “Driving systemic Change: Policy and Finance for Real Zero Solutions”. 11:30-13:00, Tutankhamun Room and hybrid + Livestream. Co-sponsors: CIDSE, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominc Inc. See article and YouTube recording HERE.

-Film screening “The Letter” and debate “The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor”. 16:00-17:00 local time (GMT+2 or CET+1), Blue Zone, Government of Senegal Pavilion. Organiser: Laudato Si’ Movement.

FRI 11 November
– Side event: “Building a Fair Carbon Food System: How food can tackle emissions for a low carbon tomorrow”. 16:45-18:15 (UTC+2), Venue: Blue Zone, Room Khuffu. Co-Sponsors: FairClimateFund, Cordaid

SAT 12 November
– Hybrid event: Catholics at COP27 Open Day, Our Lady of Peace Parish, 08:30-11:30. Register HERE

SUN 13 November
Mass hosted by SECAM, Our Lady of Peace Parish, 9:00 am local time

MON 14 November
– Side event: “Opportunities for Directing Climate Finance towards Resilient & Agroecological food systems”. 18:30-20:00 local time, Osiris Room. Co-sponsors: IPES-Food, GAFF, Biovision, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Both ENDS. Watch HERE.

TUE 15 November
– Side event: “Global Interfaith Youth Action on Climate Change: Gather, Discuss, Empower and Act”, 18:30-20:00, Room 9 – Tutankhamun. Co-sponsors: Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), Soka Gakkai International – UK (SGI-UK)
– Webinar: “COP27 and the role of Catholics in Climate Action”, 12:00-1:00 pm CET. Co-sponsors: Laudato Si’ Movement, European Laudato Si Alliance (ELSIA), JESC, CIDSE. Speakers to include Lydia Machaka, CIDSE Climate Justice and Energy Officer. Register HERE.

WED 16 November
– Side event: “Linking local energy projects to NDCs & transparency of national climate reporting”. 16:45-18:15 local time, Room Akhenaten. Co-sponsors: Fastenaktion, Misereor, Native Amazon Operation (OPAN), Uma Gota No Oceano, INESC, Associación Ambiente Sociedad, RCA, The Galilee Society, Censat Agua Viva and CIR. . Watch HERE.


– Lydia Machaka, Climate justice & Energy Officer (machaka(at)
– Vincent Dauby, Agroecology and Food Sovereignty Officer (dauby(at)
– Carmen Contreras, Communications Officer (contreras(at)
– Valentina Pavarotti, Communications Manager (pavarotti(at)

Cover photo: credit CIDSE

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