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COP27: a time to decisively confront the climate crisis

One month from now, and in the midst of a worsening and increasingly dangerous climate crisis, the United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) will last from November 6th to November 18th. The stakes are high, the negotiations face complex challenges and the need to overcome differences and work collaboratively is crucial. In this coming month, each one of us has the power to help build momentum and push for stronger political will and more ambitious climate action.

COP27: insufficient steps in the fight against the climate crisis

Just a few weeks ago, on November 20th, COP27 came to an end in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt. It was the 27th annual global summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Given the threatening and worsening state of our planet’s climate, this COP was extremely important and expectations were high. Reflecting on what happened at the COP, there were certain achievements that can be celebrated. However, the COP failed on one of its crucial priorities: Addressing the root cause of climate change: fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.

In the context of worsening climate change and inadequate action to address it, COP27 "represents the next opportunity for all to join in promoting the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement" (Pope Francis). At JESC, we advocate for a COP that brings forth both ambitious and just climate commitments, and concrete action plans to deliver.

Guide to COP27


Our COP27 Guide provides an overall understanding of what the Conference Of Parties (COP) is all about as well as a general overview of this year's edition.

Summarised Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Our summarized documents of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change allow readers to understand the 6th Assessment Report in a simplified manner by highlighting and explaining all the key points.

Quotes of the day

Take Action

Sign the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Enroll in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

Make or strengthen lifestyle changes that reduce your carbon and overall environmental footprint 

Find, support and join local and national movements


A webinar to hear about what Catholics are doing at COP27 and how Catholics can help address climate change in their daily lives.