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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

2015_11_30_N&E_Photo1Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ

It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer a complementary view from the South, where the consequences of climate disruption and many other social and environmental ills are affecting the lives of millions.

1.7 million people want climate justice and action

2015_11_30_P&P_Photo1Faith groups gathered nearly 1,780,000 signatures from people of faith all over the world concerned about the climate and who want to take action. Over 800,000 of these were from Catholics around the globe expressing their united voices in Saint Denis district, northern Paris for urgent climate action through the climate petition spearheaded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).

CIDSE’s Paris, for the People and for the Planet: Placing the moral dimension of climate change at the core

2015_11_15_N&E Photo1CIDSE, an international global alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies working together for global justice put together a report that sets out CIDSE’s vision for the climate agreement, one that places the moral dimension of climate change at the core.

Turkson hopes Laudato Si’ will have impact on Paris climate conference

e8bf64a744eb96586b55e8a6e52ddd81_XLCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Cardinal Peter Turkson, the lead consultant on the papal encyclical on the environment, is hoping the document would have a significant impact on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

“The world is turning its gaze toward Paris” for the event, which begins Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 11, said the Ghanaian cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. “It is the hope and desire of the Holy See that the guidance of (the encyclical) Laudato Si’ will provide the moral fibre” to enable leaders of the 196 nations taking part in the conference to come to the hard decisions they need to make.