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Event Invitation, 04/12/2020



“Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”


On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and in view of the upcoming Climate Ambition Summit 2020, the Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners, including the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), invite you to participate in the webinar “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”, to be held on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 14h00 CET.



The webinar will highlight the need to urge governments to raise their ambition for tackling the climate emergency. For this reason, it will take place ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 – to be held on 12 December 2020 as a platform for world leaders to demonstrate their commitment to the Paris Agreement.


The event “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit” 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.


The webinar will gather leading global voices from faith, science, and youth proposing concrete ways to concurrently address the Covid-19 crisis and the climate crisis through a just and sustainable recovery of economies and society that truly puts people and the planet before profit.


Among the speakers:

The event is part of Pope Francis’ Commission on the response to COVID-19 and building on faiths’ contributions to reach the Paris Agreement in 2025. The webinar is co-convened by the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, COMECE, CIDSE, GCCM, CAFOD, Caritas Internationalis, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


Participants will be able to engage with the speakers through a Q&As session. Journalists and media operators interested in interviewing speakers are encouraged to write an email here.


“Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 at 14h00 CET

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