Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

Bringing Religion to Bear on the Climate Emergency

Portait photos of Yonatan Neril, Seraphim Kykkotis, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez
Yonatan, Seraphim, Paul and Regina

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November 16, 2022 @ 11:00 AM EET (UTC+2)


This program is being organized by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD).

To support and inspire ambitious action at COP 27 at Sharm El-Sheikh, religious figures and scientists will call for a reexamination of deep-seated attitudes and for identifying ways to transform these attitudes for the wellbeing of Earth, our common home. Religious communities are sleeping giants in regards to climate action. It is essential to unleash the power of clergy and faith communities as change agents for climate action.


Rabbi Yonatan Neril
Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks internationally on faith and ecology.

His Eminence Archbishop Seraphim of Zimbabwe
His Eminence, the Most Reverend Seraphim (Kykkotis) of Zimbabwe is the Archbishop of Zimbabwe and Exarch of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique), part of the Church of Alexandria.

Paul Beckwith
Paul is a Climate System Scientist who has taught at the University of Ottawa in the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology, as well as at Carleton University. Paul is a well-known climate educator on YouTube with over 1,000 videos pertaining to climate science.

Regina Valdez
Regina is a Climate Reality Program Director, Leader and Mentor based in New York city. She is also a GreenFaith Fellow and a LEED Green Associate.

Sharm El-Sheikh International Conference Center, Luxor Room