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The time is NOW to achieve our climate targets
On March 30, 2023, UNANIMA International (UI) and other faith actors that had previously collaborated during COP27 (in Egypt last November), co-sponsored a climate action webinar called, “Last Call to Achieve Climate Targets.” The webinar provided an assessment of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
That webinar recording can be found here.
A Catholic Actors’ Statement on Climate Change from the assessment of the IPCC AR6 Synthesis report was also created, encouraging congregations and other Catholic groups in environmental advocacy to sign-on. On April 3, 2023, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes CSA) joined these efforts and signed on to this statement, which will be disseminated among the National Delegates working at the UN in New York City.
You can read the read and sign the statement here.
Additional background: Seven Climate Summits (COPs) have passed since the Paris Agreement and little progress has been made in terms of climate change mitigation. Science has spoken once more in its latest IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report (SR6), Climate Change 2023: "Net zero CO2 energy systems entail: a substantial reduction in overall fossil fuel use, minimal use of unabated fossil fuels, and use of carbon capture and storage in the remaining fossil fuel systems; electricity systems that emit no net CO2".