Pedro 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. How is the world of climate change seen ‘in the field’ and what are we called to bridge? Recently a friend relayed local events where a rural woman killed her four children and then committed suicide. A week later, her husband killed himself. This is a very sad story of a very poor family in despair. How can the poor secure daily needs and at the same time be helped to sustain the natural resources around them? How can we have full cycle production and lifestyles that care to include others without waste? That would truly be good news! Four areas of change and challenge 1. Climate change and resilience that challenge us to reduce vulnerability and to increase adaptation measures that change the status quo Typhoon Haiyan was a near perfect storm riding across the Pacific Ocean for six days in November 2013 on course for Tacloban City, Philippines.
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