15 January: Fifth Anniversary of GCCM (global)
Under the theme “celebrate and accelerate,” GCCM will begin a year-long celebration of our anniversary. Together, we’ll celebrate how far we’ve come and accelerate our efforts on the road ahead, meaningfully addressing the climate crisis through the next five years and beyond.
26-28 March: Economy of Francesco (Italy)
Pope Francis will convene a gathering of young economists and entrepreneurs in Assisi to develop a just and sustainable economy. In connection with the conference, we will elevate Catholic fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in clean energy.
22 April: Earth Day (global)
On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, GCCM will join the Earth Day Network in transforming this milestone into a launchpad to even greater action. We will coordinate mobilizations and major events in Rome and in communities around the globe.
16-24 May: Laudato Si’ Week (global)
In collaboration with the Vatican, Renova+ and other partners, we will encourage a global celebration of the encyclical’s message on its fifth anniversary. Thousands of communities will hold events to reflect on Laudato Si’ and more deeply commit to bringing its vision to life. The week will culminate with a major Vatican summit on Laudato Si’.
October: UN Biodiversity Summit (China)
In collaboration with Catholic partners, we will execute targeted advocacy efforts to support the Global Deal for Nature, a goal of protecting 30% of nature by 2030, at the Convention on Biodiversity.
9 – 19 November: COP26 (UK)
The UN will convene its 26th annual conference of the parties to address climate change. This year is momentous, as it is the year for parties to announce how they will implement the Paris climate agreement (and whether they will fall short). GCCM will partner with Catholic institutions to encourage ambitious commitments that ensure a liveable future.