Faithful Presence at United Nations Talks

The first week of global climate talks in Bonn has just wrapped up. Climate negotiators are making real progress on developing a “rule book” for the agreement they reached in Paris a few years ago.

People of faith have been an important part of this journey.

Photo Credit; World Council of Churches

A Catholic “inside scoop” webinar will take place Tuesday November 14 at 4 PM Madrid time, 10 AM Eastern US time. The webinar will be broadcast live from Bonn. Global Catholic Climate Movement and CIDSE are co-hosting, and the former UN climate negotiator for the Philippines will discuss the role Catholics play in shaping the discussions. Please join us by registering here.

Photo Credit; World Council of Churches

Global Catholic Climate Movement is a convening partner in an interfaith statement on climate change that is being delivered to the UN climate negotiators. The statement, which is sponsored by GreenFaith, is signed by dozens of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and other spiritual leaders. It will be delivered to countries’ negotiators on Friday November 9 by a flotilla of 80 bikes and 4 bicycle rickshaws.

This meeting in Bonn has shown that global progress on climate solutions is moving forward. Catholic people and communities have played an important role.