Paris, for the People and the Planet: The Encyclical Laudato Si’ and what it means for the COP21 negotiations and beyond

Paris, for the People and the Planet

Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ on Care for Our Common Home, this paper sets out CIDSE’s vision for the UN Conference on Climate (COP21) (Paris, 30 Nov.-11 Dec. 2015), and beyond. It calls on governments to integrate political decisions within a moral dimension, putting at the centre the poorest communities who are suffering the most from climate change impacts and presents key asks to the international community on issues related to climate.