A new climate report warns that countries must commit to becoming net zero emitters of greenhouse gas emissions before 2050, and that decisions made today are critical for ensuring a safe, sustainable future. Rapid, unprecedented, and far-reaching action across all aspects of society is urgently required to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change has concluded.
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Poverty is an ecological problem. Although degradation of the environment affects all human populations, it hits those living in poverty the hardest, says Catherine Devitt. Since the first observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October 1987, the signs of a worsening global environment have become consistently visible: record breaking temperatures, diminishing ice cover and rising sea levels, collapsing biodiversity, and increased extreme weather events. The deterioration of nature diminishes access to water and food, negatively undermines human health and wellbeing, and impacts on the ability of vulnerable populations to sustain livelihoods, and cope and adapt to climate extremes.
Filipino Catholics in Manila marked the end of this year’s Season of Creation celebration with a river cleanup activity on Oct. 5 to dramatize what they described as the “urgent need to address the problem of pollution.”The influential Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines led the environmental action to encourage Filipinos to act on “reviving and saving our rivers.”Franciscan priest Angelo Cortez said the country’s rivers “gave birth to many cultures and civilizations” but have been ignored.”The rivers and waters are now forgotten, insignificant, and have become enormous receptacles for industrial waste and human garbage,” said the priest. He appealed to Filipinos to help lobby for the passage of a bill that would declare rivers as “living entities.”
Teaching to grow bananas to promote micro-entrepreneurship projects, but also to save bananas from extinction. This is the project launched in Douala by the Jesuits of Cameroon. An initiative that has a dual value, formative and naturalistic, in a difficult context which characterizes the African country. In Cameroon, over three million boys and girls did not reach the minimum level of school education. 70% of girls are illiterate
From the Virtual Center of Ignatian Pedagogy (CVPI), which belongs to the Education Sector of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL), we want to share the selections October – November 2018: “Rethinking Education from the Integral Ecology” .