Tag Archive for climate change

Care for Our Common Home: Protect Clean Air and Clean Water!

Yesterday, the President signed an Executive Order attacking the Clean Power Plan and other critical environmental and climate change safeguards that protect our common home and public health. This Executive Order not only reverses previous efforts to address climate change, but also promotes the further extraction and production of fossil fuels on federal lands. This represents a significant step backwards when it comes to protecting clean air and water, addressing worsening climate change and protecting poor and vulnerable people.

JESUIT NETWORK INSTITUTIONS SIGN CATHOLIC CLIMATE DECLARATION: “WE ARE STILL IN” ON PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Jesuit institutions and organizations, including the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and other Ignatian network members, have joined nearly 600 U.S. Catholic institutions in signing the Catholic Climate Declaration, affirming the Paris Agreement and supporting actions to meet its goals. Signatories include dioceses, communities of men and women religious, health care systems, universities, parishes, and schools.

Nearly 600 Institutions Back Catholic Climate Declaration

Close to 600 institutions have signed the Catholic Climate Declaration, which renews Catholic support for continuing U.S. actions to address climate change despite backpedaling by the the Trump administration.

Season of Creation

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to La Paz.

You are called to lead your community. The theme for this year’s celebration is “walking together,” and there are endless ways for your community to show it is on a journey toward better care of our common home.

Register your Season of Creation celebration now and join the global movement to protect creation.

Agroecology is not only about food: a new project analyses its dimensions and impacts

Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology. The launch of this new project today in Rome is timely: it takes place just after the UN Commission on the Status of Women being focused on rural women this year.

EU countries must step up to implement gender-responsive climate change policies

Brussels, 5 June. On the occasion of the European Development Days (EDD) and World Environment Day, CARE International, CIDSE, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, ACT Alliance EU, WWF and GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice urge the European Union to step up its ambition in climate action. The organizations jointly highlight the need to pursue the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C in the context of this year’s EDD’s theme, “Women and girls at the forefront of sustainable development.” Achieving this goal, globally, would substantially reduce harmful climate change impacts which exacerbate gender inequality and cause huge economic losses, impeding sustainable development efforts. Transforming existing power structures is key to effectively combatting climate change and to entering a gender- and climate-just future.