Tomás Insua is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, working to help the Catholic Church turn the Laudato Si’ call into bold action for climate justice. He was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School, served in the UN Climate Secretariat doing political outreach and communications for COP21, worked as a marketeer with Google for Latin America and Southeast Asia, and co-founded a faith-based nonprofit doing social justice work in the slums of Buenos Aires. He completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in climate policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He grew up in Buenos Aires, where he had his spiritual home with the OFM Franciscan friars, and lives in Rome with his wife, Vicky.

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People of faith are not waiting for politicians to act on climate change

Commentary: The climate crisis is already with us. We don't have even one more year to find solutions. Which leads us to hope. Catholics in the United States and around the globe are standing together in faith to develop the tools we need.

Laudato Si' five years on: a continued call for courage

Laudato Si’ is not only beautiful. It is also difficult. Laudato Si’ is unflinching in its recognition that creation was entrusted to our care and that we have let selfishness and short-sightedness lead to its ruin.


Two generations, one prophetic call for climate justice

Commentary: Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg are united in their unwavering commitment to action. As the United Nations climate body debates the placement of parentheses, true leadership like theirs is desperately needed.


It is vital to invest in the future of clean energy for all

Commentary: Energy poverty is one of the most important obstacles to social and economic development for the poor, next to lack of clean water and food. Our current energy system leaves a major portion of the world's population behind.