Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC, attended the international meeting: Environmental Justice and Climate Change organised by the Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (Sustainable Development Foundation).
Taking place in Vatican City, this event brought together hundreds of participants and an impressive panel of speakers on 10 and 11 September.
http://www.versoparigi2015.it/en/the-program: “Challenging the climate crisis and fostering environmental justice: an environmentally friendly, more equitable and inclusive development and well-being.”
With the presence of the Environment Minister of Italy.
Panel session with among others Nicolas Hulot, representing the French government as well as international institutions such as UNEP, represented by Achim Steiner and with which UIC is working closely in the frame of the “Train to Paris” Campaign.
Around 11am, a selected number of participants walked to the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace for an audience with the Holy Father Pope Francis dedicated to the climate crisis. Pope Francis is pursuing his commitment to protecting the environment, after publishing his encyclical on 18 June 2015 and the creation of the prayer day for nature on the 1 September every year.