• Bishop Marika Markovits
    Bishop Marika Markovits
    Church of Sweden (Evangelical Lutheran), Bishop

    Marika Markovits is a bishop of the Diocese of Linköping. It is one of the diocese with an active environmental work since far back. The diocese work is guided by “the CoS’s Roadmap for the Climate”, a strategy document in which one of the goals is for the diocese to be climate positive by 2030. Marika Markovits is former member of Stockholm municipality council for Agenda 2030. Before being ordained as a bishop, she was the cathedral dean in Stockholm. Marika Markovits is an author of several articles on social justice, as director of Stockholm City mission between 2004 and 2019.

  • Chiara Martinelli
    Chiara Martinelli
    CAN Europe, Director

    Chiara Martinelli is the Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe since October 2021. CAN Europe is Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change and is the regional node of the global alliance CAN International. With over 180-member organisations active in 38 European countries, representing over 1,500 NGOs and more than 47 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies across Europe. Chiara has more than 16 years of experience in the development cooperation sector and prior to joining CAN Europe, she was a Senior Advisor at CIDSE, the International Family of Catholic Social Justice Organisations.

  • Maureen Goodman
    Maureen Goodman
    Brahma Kumaris, Programme Director for the Brahma Kumaris UK.

    As Programme Director for the Brahma Kumaris UK, Maureen works with diverse communities in building spiritual capacity in times of transition. She has a deep interest in the spiritual and ethical dimensions of climate change and the connection between our inner state of being and the state of our Earth. She has a long-term involvement in inter-religious dialogue and represents the Brahma Kumaris on the Board of World Religious Leaders of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, is a Spiritual Ambassador to The Living Peace Projects and she is also part of the Strategic Circle of the Spirit of Humanity Forum.

  • The Rt Revd Julio Murray
    The Rt Revd Julio Murray
    Anglican Communion (Anglican Consultative Council) , Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Panama and Anglican Communion Climate Change lead

    Bishop Julio Murray was previously Primate of Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America (IARCA). Locally in Panamá, Bishop Julio has been very actively involved with the Government as member of the High-Level Dialogue for the Bicentennial Pact. He is also President of Panamá’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Committees. On behalf of the Anglican Communion, he Chairs the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) and took part in COP 25 in Spain, COP 26 in Glasgow, COP 27 in Egypt. At COP26 he was invited to speak on the BBC’s Sunday Programme and in several interfaith initiatives. He also serves as Board Member of the Anglican Alliance and Chair of Phase III for the Lambeth Conference Steering Committee.


Dec 09 2023


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Faith in Action for Climate Justice in Addressing Loss & Damage – Christian Aid, CIDSE, SCIAF, Maryknoll, KOO, Church of Sweden

This event bring together a diverse panel of speakers, including faith leaders and policy experts, to discuss the policy developments around the funding, governance and operationalization of the loss and damage fund. We’ll focus on the important role of faith actors in driving climate action, hearing from faith representatives from global south countries experiencing the impact of loss and damage first-hand. Speakers will also explore the concepts of justice and global solidarity from a faith perspective and its relevance to loss and damage, looking at both economic and non-economic impacts for communities.