Key Climate Dates in 2021

February 2021 – Showing the love with Green Hearts for the environment! 
Care of Creation London & South East Monday Lunchtime Briefings – Click for joining details
  • 1-21 February – #ShowTheLove – Green Hearts (especially 14 February) An annual celebration of everything we care about and want to protect. Use this opportunity to join together, asking your friends, neighbours and politicians to unite in tackling the climate crisis. The Climate Coalition
  • 17 February – Ash Wednesday
  • 18 February – 25 March, 7.30-8.30pm – Global Healing Lent Series Join other people online from across England and Wales to reflect on the environment for six Thursday evenings in Lent, with speakers, prayer and discussion, based around the “Global Healing” film resource. Engage with the documentaries to respond to Pope Francis’ call to Care for Our Common Home. Global Catholic Climate Movement/Laudato Si’ Animators UK
  • 20 February – CAFOD Big Walk for Water. Walk for Water Challenge
  • 22 February to 7 March – Fairtrade Fortnight Will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. The facts are straightforward. Farmers and workers in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Honduras, who have done the least to contribute to climate change, are disproportionately affected by it. Fairtrade Foundation
  • 26 February –  CAFOD Lent Family Fast day CAFOD Lent Appeal
  • 5th March, 11.00-11.45am – Diocese of Westminster Fairtrade Diocese Award, Online Celebration & Social Westminster is officially a Fairtrade Diocese. Join us on the last Friday of Fairtrade Fortnight to mark the occasion with a Fairtrade tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits, chocolate or fruit! Fairtrade Diocese Celebration
  • 11 March – Sacred Space Sacred People – Interfaith Day of Climate Action – Sign the multi-faith declaration https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sacred-people-sacred-earth-sign-the-multi-faith-climate-statement  Ring bells at 12noon. A webinar is being organised for that date. GreenFaith
  • 12th-15th March – Laudato Si’ Retreat Online at Boarbank Hall with Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark and Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham. More info and bookings
  • 26th March, 11am-12.15pm – Eco-Church 5th Anniversary Online Celebration Service. A Rocha
  • 4 April – Easter Sunday
  • 5-11 April – IMF/World Bank Spring meetings
  • 16th-19th April -Laudato Si’ Retreat Online at Boarbank Hall with Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham and Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds. More info and bookings
  • 22 April – Earth Day Earth Day 2021
  • 17 May – UN Biodiversity Summit Kunming, China. 15th Meeting. Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 24 May – Laudato Si’ Year ends. Marking 5th Anniversary since publication of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis in 2015. Launch of 7 Year Vatican Plan to Implement Laudato Si’. Download from Laudato Si’ Website
  • 11-13 June – G7 D20 Meetings in Cornwell. Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to use G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future. UK Government website details
  • 23-25 July – National Justice and Peace Network Action for Life on Earth. Annual conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, will focus on climate justice National Justice and Peace Network Conference
  • 1 September – 4 October – Season of Creation Theme: ‘A Home for All’ Season of Creation 2021.
  • 1 September – 1 October – Diocese of Westminster Season of Creation Video Competition for Schools and Parishes
  • 5 September – Climate Sunday Worship and Services for the Climate can be held any Sunday between now and 5th September, culminating in a national event at Glasgow Cathedral Climate Sunday
  • September- November: International Climate Pilgrims travelling to Glasgow
  • 14-30 September – UN General Assembly NYC
  • 10 days in September – Climate Coalition Climate Regional Festival
  • 1-12 November UN Climate Conference COP 26 in Glasgow UK COP26