About us

Laudato Si’ Generation is the youth branch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an international network of over 800 Catholic organizations.

We’re mobilizing for climate justice to call the Church and the world to action. Pope Francis says that “the environment is on loan to each generation, which must then hand it on to the next.” (Laudato Si’ 159)

Who we are

A steering group of young Catholic leaders from around the world helps shape the initiative.

  • Aaron Salzman, Catholic Divestment Network, United States
  • Allen Ottaro, Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa, Kenya
  • Macson Almeida, Don Bosco Green Alliance, India
  • Daniela Finamore, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Italy
  • Deirdre Duff, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Doménica Reyes, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Ecuador
  • Enrique Ramirez Chavez, Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia
  • Francesco Di Pietro
  • Igor Bastos, Franciscan Youth & GCCM, Brasil
  • James Trewby, Columbans, England
  • Joe Moeono-Kolio, Caritas Oceania, Samoa
  • Kyle Rosenthal, Catholic Divestment Network, United States
  • Libby Abbott, CAFOD, England
  • Lucy Urvina, Ecuador
  • Pedro Franco, FEC, Portugal
  • Piotr Abramczyk, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Poland
  • Ravi Tissera, International Movement of Catholic Students, Philippines
  • Renato Cursi, Salesian Youth Movement, Italy
  • Richard Apeh, International Young Catholic Students, Nigeria
  • Marjorie Engcoy, Columban Lay Missionary, Fiji
  • Tomás Insua, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Italy

Laudato Si’ Generation represents a network of groups, movements, and networks of young Catholics. See member organizations.