The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Alliance of Catholic Development Organisations (CIDSE) are hosting a press conference the day before the opening of the major ‘People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course’ conference, focusing on the publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Ecology and its guidance for the struggle against climate change and towards economies and lifestyles working for people and planet.
The conference and press event will bring together church leaders, decision makers, scientists as well as a wide range of representatives of Catholic and civil society organisations from different regions of the world.
Speakers at the press conference:
• H.E. Cardinal Peter Turkson: President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace;
• Ms. Naomi Klein: Author. Latest publication: “This Changes Everything” (Una rivoluzione ci salverà);
• Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer: Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
• Mr. Bernd Nilles: CIDSE Secretary General.