Laudato Si’ Brief: Amazon gets ready to experience its Climate Forum

April 14, 2021

 Amazon River (Pixabay)

On the weekend of April 9-11, the Global Gathering for Just Recovery took place, bringing together climate activists and leaders.

The GCCM participated with a panel on Catholics Facing Climate Change at a Global Level affirming that we are all “called to act” to confront the current challenges.

In reviewing Pope Francis’ agenda for the past week, we see that he has sent a letter to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund asking for economic solidarity.

The letter calls for a Covid-19 recovery plan to “generate new, more inclusive and sustainable solutions to support the real economy, helping individuals and communities”.

In Spain, on Monday, April 12, the first “Moda re-” store opened, promoting a circular economy. It is an initiative of Caritas, with the aim of generating textile recycling and at the same time, generating jobs. It is located in Urgell, Catalonia.

On the other hand, given the crisis in the Amazon, the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network, together with other allied indigenous and ecclesial organizations, will hold a Climate Forum for the Amazon on Thursday, April 15. 

Its purpose is to answer the question: “What should be the U.S. plan to support the protection of the Amazon?

They will discuss issues from resource exploitation and deforestation to the protection of peoples, biodiversity, and the impact of Covid-19, as well as the role they expect some states to play. More information at amazonclimateplatform.org.

The organization of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 is already underway and has its sustainable side.

 

Activities you cannot miss

Next Tuesday, April 20, there will be a webinar on biodiversity organized by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and GCCM

Participants will include Card. Peter Turkson, Dr. Jane Goodall, and other community leaders. It will be held at 12 pm CET / 6 am EST / 8 pm AEST. Register here

Also, on Saturday 17, Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid is offering a permanent Laudato Si’ Seminar entitled “Challenges of Ecology”. The modality is hybrid and registration is available here.