We cannot afford to have what happened at the G7 meeting happen at two big United Nations summits in October and November.
The G7 meeting did produce some good news for our common home, but right now, to be honest, good isn’t good enough. We need bold leadership. We need inspiring action, and we need prophetic agreements from world leaders.
As Catholics, we owe it to our sisters and brothers around the globe to make sure that world leaders do better later this year. At the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), scheduled for October in China, global leaders will have the opportunity to set meaningful and robust targets to protect creation.
In November, at the United Nations 26th annual Climate Change Conference (COP26), countries must announce their plans to meet the goals of the historic 2015 Paris agreement.
Between now and October, it’s our responsibility as Catholics to make sure world leaders know how to care for God’s creation.
In the petition we’re calling for leaders to tackle the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis together, and to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, among other must-dos.
This year, we have an opportunity like no other. We can and must let world leaders know what’s at stake. Tell world leaders what you think: Sign the “Healthy Planet, Healthy People petition.”