The two-week UN Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai has ended with an agreement for nations to 'transition away' from fossil fuels. The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns’ Lisa Sullivan and Sr. Susan Nchubiri, MM, were there to bring the Maryknoll experience to the debate.
“This agreement would not have been possible had it not been for the leadership of climate-vulnerable countries such as small island states who face possible erasure from sea level rise,” said Lisa Sullivan.
“They were backed by tens of thousands of activists who refused to give up, lining the entrance to the final plenary in silence while holding banners pleading ‘hold the line,’” said Sr. Susan Nchubiri.
Watch the first-hand account of what happened at COP28 and what comes next, from three representatives of Catholic organizations who were in Dubai for the UN Climate Conference: Lisa Sullivan and Sr. Susan Nchubiri, MM, from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and special guest Dr. Gina Castillo, Climate Policy and Research Advisor at Catholic Relief Services. This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10:00-11:am ET.