Wednesday 9th December 2020, 1pm – Vatican Online Webinar for an Ambitious Climate Summit


In occasion of the five years anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, adopted in Paris in December 2015 and ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit (12 December), the Vatican Covid-19 Commission (#VaticanCovidCommission)  and its partners  will highlight through this webinar the need to urge governments to raise ambition for tackling the climate emergency, through the points of view of:

  •  H.E. Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson – Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, on how faith and Pope Francis’ messages can help address the climate crisis;
  •  Prof. John Schellnhuber – Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, on what science is telling us today and what that means for world leaders, civil society and businesses;
  •  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim – Coordinator of AFPAT, on the impact of global warming on communities and the role of youth activism.

The webinar, moderated by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President:  The Club of Rome, will provide a platform for a high-level exchange on the climate crisis in the context of the efforts to build a just and sustainable recovery. Participants will be able to engage with the speakers through a Q&As session.

Webinar Registration

Vatican Covid19 Commission Website

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