Latest Past Events

The Global Catholic Letter on Climate Change to the COP28 Presidency

Social Catholic Teaching (SCT) calls us to “accelerate the just energy transition” in the key of Integral Ecology, changing international policies. This event is part of a series of Catholic advocacy actions on governments to make bold decisions about climate change mitigation, just energy transition, and integral human development. Under Pope Francis’ leadership and previous global grassroots manifestos, we will deliver a joint letter to the COP 28 Presidency. Organizers: Carmelite NGO, LSM, UNANIMA International (UI), VIVAT International (VIVAT), Boston College, Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS), Ieunesse Étudiante Catholique Internationale (IYCS-JECI), Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM). Speakers in the Round Table: Archbishop Peter Chong (Asia-Pacific, VIVAT), Bishop Stephen Mamza (Africa), Bishop Lizardo Estrada (Latin American and the Caribbean), Lorna Gold (FaithInvest, LSM Chair Board), Liana Almony (UNANIMA International), Roy Ibrahim (IYCS-JECI Program Coordinator), Tzeporah Berman (Chair of the FFNPT initiative;, Julia E. DeVoy (Boston College). Moderators: Jean Quinn (UNANIMA International) and Lindlyn Moma (LSM)

High Level Party Event: Nation-states join forces to pursue a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiating mandate

During the high-level segment of COP28, Vanuatu and Tuvalu alongside a number of other nation-states will host a High-Level Party Event (HLPE) to discuss their plans to spearhead the push for negotiation of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Join the most significant event of the Treaty Initiative to date by attending the global livestream. The event will be a major turning point in the campaign as a bloc of governments join forces to begin formally pushing for the negotiation of a new framework to manage a global just transition away from coal, oil and gas. Speakers & more details coming soon. Will be live-streamed on the UNFCCC platform. REGISTER FOR DETAILS