The Ecumenical Patriarchate is organizing the Halki Summit IV on “COVID-19 and Climate Change: Living with and Learning from a Pandemic.”
The online Halki Summit IV sessions are held from 26 to 28 January 2021 with the participation of distinguished scientists.
The opening speech was given by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Ioannis Chrysaugis, who is an expert in ecology issues, was the coordinator.
“The novel coronavirus is a global human and ecological crisis. Covid-19 is a stark reminder of our failed relationship with nature. Loss of wildlife and natural habitats, as well as the repercussions of such losses on poorer and indigenous communities, are exacerbated by infectious diseases. What does climate change teach us about the coronavirus? How does the coronavirus affect climate change? What have we learned and what have we yet to learn about this pandemic or how the social, economic, and ecological impacts can be mitigated?”
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Mary Evelyn Tucker