Today the Paris Climate Change Agreement is entering into force!
This is a historic moment and a time of both hope and challenge as the ambitions fall very short to keep temperature rise below the dangerous threshold of 1.5 degrees C. In collaboration with our partner organization the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), we are committed to keeping the pressure on governments as they meet in Marrakesh next week for the COP22 climate negotiations. Here are some opportunities for you to participate in what will be happening in Marrakesh and beyond:
- Nov 14 Webinar: “Live from COP22: Hot Climate News & What’s Next for Catholics”: Join GCCM and leaders from CIDSE, GreenFaith, and Oil Change International live from Marrakesh for an update on the negotiations. This will also be an opportunity for Catholics to learn about hot climate news and get inspired to take bold action for climate justice in the next 6 months. Click here for more details and to register.
As we pressure government to fulfil their own commitment, we look forward to hearing about your individual commitments and what you are doing to keep the discuss on the table of your respective National Government and institutions
Pope Francis recently stated that “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.”