Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 10.00, Press Conference Room Warszawa, Area B, COP 24 venue, International Congress Centre, Katowice
Press release. A large group of young Catholic volunteers gathered on the sidelines of the UN climate negotiations to develop their own responses to the climate crisis.
Press Release: A review of climate targets and commitments by each country has been released during the UN climate conference in Poland today.
World leaders are gathering today in Katowice, Poland, for the UN climate conference two months after the IPCC 1.5°C report confirmed that our future is incompatible with fossil fuels and with our current lifestyle based on overconsumption. In the face of this evidence, the COP must deliver higher commitments this year for the future of our planet and open the way for a different economy.
All around the world in recent years we have witnessed the intensification of the over-exploitation of our natural resources through mining, intensive agriculture, large-scale fishing, logging and expansion of oil and gas extraction. This extractivist capitalist model is driven by the unsustainable consumption and speculation of rich nations and the world's elites, who meld together in big multi-national corporations.