Halki Summit IV: Focus on Covid-19 and Climate Change

By Lisa Zengarini
Vatican News

January 19, 2021

Halki Summit IV” takes place in a virtual format on the theme: “COVID-19 and Climate Change”.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is organizing its fourth ecological “Halki Summit”, gathering activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians and academics of different Countries and faiths to promote global awareness on the consequences of climate change, but also to discern and effect changes in values and social attitudes related to the abuse of God’s creation.

Lessons learnt from global crisis

The Summit, which draws its name from the Turkish island of Halki (Heybeliada), will gather from January 26 to January 28 in a virtual format, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and will be focused on the theme: “COVID-19 and Climate Change: Living with and Learning from a Pandemic”. Participants will be discussing the lessons that we have learned for this global crisis, its impact on nature and the environment, its implications for healthcare and how it has changed our approach to science.

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