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
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
  • 5 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
  • 12-15 March – Laudato Si’ Retreat Online at Boarbank Hall with Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark and Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham. More info and bookings
  • 20 March, 10.00-11.30am  Central London Climate Festival (September) Planning Group – First Meeting Westminster Justice & Peace. Facilitated by Colette Joyce and John Woodhouse.
  • 26 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
  • 17th April, 10.00-11.30am – Central London Climate Events Planning Group Meeting on Zoom. Westminster/Southwark. Register for the link on Eventbrite or call Colette on 07593 434905/ email colettejoyce@rcdow.org.uk
  • 22 April – Earth Day Earth Day 2021
  • 16-24 May – Laudato Si’ Week. Join the official international Laudato Si’ Week Events
  • 19 May – Ecumenical Online Prayer for Climate Justice pre-G7. Hosted by Christian Aid, Tearfund and CAFOD. Register with Eventbrite for link
  • 24 May – Laudato Si’ Year ends. Marking 5th Anniversary since publication of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis in 2015. Launch of Platform for 7 Year Vatican Plan to Implement Laudato Si’. Download from Laudato Si’ Website
  • 24 May, 7.00-8.15pm – Everything and Everyone is Connected. Justice & Peace Scotland and SCIAF event with speakers reflecting on how their faith inspires them to take action to respond to the climate crisis. Register in advance
  • 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
  • 26 June – 4 JulyLondon Climate Action Week – Harnessing the Power of London for Global Climate Action.
  • 27 June, 3-5pmTree Walk with Colette Joyce, Westminster Justice & Peace Co-ordinator.
  • 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 OctoberDiocese 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
  • 18 – 26 SeptemberThe Great Big Green Week organised by The Climate Coalition Aiming to be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. Together we will call on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change.
  • 11-24 October – UN Biodiversity Summit Kunming, China. 15th Meeting. Convention on Biological Diversity
  • 1-12 November UN Climate Conference COP 26 in Glasgow UK COP26