Global Catholic Climate Movement

In less than 11 months of existence this movement made a gigantic contribution to the climate debate and the COP21 Paris Summit, collecting almost 1 million petition signatures (delivered personally to the French president and the UN climate chief) and mobilizing over 40,000 Catholics for the Global Climate March.  One of the organizers attended the Paris talks and was approached by many organizations who had heard about the Catholic mobilization (and also praised Pope Francis and Laudato Si’). Cardinal Hummes commented “Formed only ten months ago, the GCCM has become a steadfast, faithful, and growing voice … for climate justice.” Here is a short video about their COP21 mobilization and the need to continue working in 2016: