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A vision from the field: Climate challenges in developing countries

2016_10_15_Editorial_Photo1Pedro Walpole, SJ

I talk of things seen at present and of what societies in Asia Pacific are seeking and speak of four areas of change, all interconnected.  The objective is to identify key challenges and contribute to strengthening relations and systems by focusing on experiences and lessons learned.

Opportunities and priorities in moving a common global plan: Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 Marrakech

photo-2-06-october-2016-editorial-1The Joint Seminar of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 in Marrakechreleased their Final Statement that Ecojesuit shares below, urging all the signatories to the Paris Agreement to “move forward together with determination, urgency, shared values and a common global plan” and emphasizing 10 opportunities and priorities.

Biodiversity lost

DrRavenMBGThe third in our occasional series on the ecological sciences looks at biodiversity and the extinction of species. What is biodiversity and why is it important? What do the numbers tell us about how much of it we’re losing and why? Answering these and other question is Dr. Peter Raven, an active member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. Described by Time magazine as a “Hero for the Planet,” Dr. Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered plants and is a leading advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment.