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IMPORTANT DATES

Events and initiatives contributing to the call of climate justice

23-27 October

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2023 (LACCW 2023)

  • LACCW 2023 and all the Regional Climate Weeks provide a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, barriers to overcome and opportunities realized in different regions (read more)
  • The program can be accessed here.

28-30 October

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 2023, Ignatian Solidarity Network, Washington DC, USA

  • The Teach-In is a place for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked
  • Registration
  • What to expect
30-31 October

Pre-COP28 Summit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • As the last formal ministerial engagement before COP28, the pre-Summit is a key opportunity for the world to unite behind a collective ambition to transform the global response to the climate crisis.
  • Registration portal here.
8 November

What is the message and call of Laudate Deum for our context in Asia Pacific today?

  • An online panel discussion on 10:00 am GMT+8 to be livestreamed from from Jesuit Communications Facebook page and JesComTV
  • The webinar is a collaboration between JCAP Reconciliation with Creation and JesCom Philippines
10 November

Online book launch of Cannonball Moments: Testimonies of Conversion

  • The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) is organizing an online book launch of their latest publication, Cannonball Moments: Testimonies of Conversion, an anthology of 25 stories of Jesuits and collaborators working in the social apostolate in the six Jesuit Conferences (read more).
  • The link to join the event can be found at the SJES website
13-17 November

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023

  • Hosted by the the government of Malaysia in the city of Johor Bahru, APCW 2023 provides a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, barriers to overcome and opportunities realized in different regions (read more).
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.
23 November

Climate Reparations: A Climate Justice Imperative, A Philippine Roundtable Discussion

  • Time: 9:00 – 17:00 GMT+8
  • The hybrid event is organized by Greenpeace in partnership with the House Committee on Climate Change, the Climate Action and Human Rights Institute (CAHRI), and the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center (LRC). It will bring together communities and experts from various countries, surface first-hand community experiences, and provide a platform for impacted communities to communicate these to policy and decision-makers to contribute to developing and implementing sound, effective, informed, and well-fitted policies and programs.
  • Register through this link.
23 November

Press Conference: Faith Leaders’ Statement on Loss and Damage Confirmation

  • Time: 13:00 GMT+1
  • COP28 will begin in just a few days time, and the need for moral leadership is as important as ever. The event will listen to a panel of esteemed speakers from across the world to reflect on Loss and Damage: The Moral Case for Action.
  •  Promoting the faith leaders statement on Loss and Damage which will be presented at COP28, this event will reflect on what exactly needs to happen at COP28 to deliver on this most important issue for the millions of people around the world suffering climate injustice.
  • Register through this link.
23 November

CSE Pre-COP28 Webinar: Voluntary Carbon Markets – A Need for Course Correction

  • Time: 16:30 GMT+5:30
  • The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recently released a report titled ‘Discredited: The Voluntary Carbon Market in India‘. Shedding light on India’s role as the second-largest supplier of carbon offsets globally, the report exposes evident flaws and integrity issues uncovered in various projects during CSE’s India-wide investigation.
  • The webinar will facilitate an open dialogue on potential strategies for enhancing transparency, fairness, and integrity in the voluntary carbon market,  and will underscore what needs to be prioritized when the world gathers to discuss carbon markets at COP 28 in Dubai.
  • Register through this link.
28 November

COP28 Faiths for Biodiversity Briefing

  • Time: 11:00 GMT-5
  • Faiths for Biodiversity, a coalition of faith-based organizations and conservation groups that advocate for biodiversity and support urgent international action, is hosting a  online briefing on COP28 actions.
  • The briefing will cover the following: a) Biodiversity policy priorities for COP28, b) how to track and stay informed of COP negotiations, and c) events and sessions during COP, including a daily online livestream
  • Join the Zoom meeting through here; Meeting I.D.: 528 839 2946 ; Passcode: Bhumi
30 November to 12 November

Climate Justice Now- Voices from the Margins Series

  • Parallel to COP28, JCED is concluding its climate justice advocacy campaign for those in frontline communities that are most vulnerable and affected by the climate crisis.
  • This series aims to capture and amplify the voices/stories of the most affected by climate-induced hazards, raise awareness and action on issues of climate finance, disaster risk reduction, and loss and damage.
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.
1-12 December

COP26, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • COP28 UAE brings the world together at a critical moment for global transformative climate action. To deliver on its ambitious agenda, “COP28 will be inclusive, transparent, pragmatic, and results-oriented.”
  • The UAE is committed to raising ambition in this critical decade for climate action (read more).
  • The thematic program can be accessed here.
7 December

 The “New” Laudate Deum & the EU’s Green Transition

  • Time: 18:00 – 19:30 GMT+1
  • The conference is organized in light of the release of Laudate Deum and the critical role of Europe and the climate and environmental policies of the European Union in the common struggle to care for our common home.
  • Organized by COMECE, the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC), and the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA), the conference is an occasion to better understand the importance of Pope Francis’ message in rediscovering our vocation as guardians of Creation, restoring the harmonious relationship between humanity and Creation, and ensuring that the green transition truly “leaves no one behind.”
  • The conference will be held at COMECE, Square de Meeus, 19/1,  and is an in-person event that will be livestreamed. Those interested to join in person need to register here.