Paris, for the People and the Planet
28 October 2015

Paris, for the People and the Planet: the Encyclical Laudato Si’ – what it means for the COP21 negotiations and beyond, CIDSE Policy Paper, October 2015 (Available in EN, ES, FR, GE, IT)

Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ on Care for Our Common Home, this paper sets out CIDSE’s vision for the UN Conference on Climate (COP21) (Paris, 30 Nov.-11 Dec. 2015), and beyond. It calls on governments to integrate political decisions within a moral dimension, putting at the centre the poorest communities who are suffering the most from climate change impacts and presents key asks to the international community on issues related to climate. The paper also refers to the CIDSE three-year campaign "Change for the Planet – Care for the People" launched on 1st July 2015 as a way to highlight the key role of people-driven initiatives to move towards a just and sustainable world.

Meera Ghani, Climate Policy and Advocacy Officer (ghani(at)
Giulia Bondi, Junior Climate Officer (bondi(at)


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