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Reducing inequality (SDG 10) is essential to achieve other SDGs

29 February 2016
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José María Vera The post-2015 development agenda, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  whose overall purpose is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represents a considerable progress compared with its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) even as a common characteristic is their universality that requires ambition towards structural change....
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Stepping beyond Paris with hope in a better world

15 January 2016
Scolastiques et frères Jésuites réunis à Leyte, aux Philippines, après avoir visité les régions ravagées par Haiyan, engageant des conversations directement avec les communautés locales, les gouvernements locaux, et des groupes d’aide de l’Église, tout en apprenant à comprendre comment réagir en cas de catastrophe dans le cadre d’une écologie intégrante dans l’accompagnement des personnes vulnérables qui sont à la marge de la société. Crédit photo: Scholastic Harry Setianto Sunaryo, SJ

Pedro Walpole, SJ For 12 days of Christmas last month, around 30 Asian Jesuit scholastics moved around Leyte, Philippines to meet people pulling their lives together in a disaster landscape. They also learned about risk management, which is clearly part of the new life strategy at the margins. Haiyan, the perfect storm, rode for...
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The Paris Agreement: Successes, disappointments, and the road ahead

15 December 2015
Selon la dernière analyse globale de la National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201506), la période de Janvier à Juin 2015 a été «la plus chaude à sur toutes les étendues terrestres et océaniques du monde, dépassant de 0,85°C la moyenne du 20ème siècle, battant le précédent record établi en 2010, la dernière année avec des conditions El Niño.  «Le El Niño en cours, tel qu’illustré sur l’image, à droite, a de fortes chances (80%) de persister jusqu’à l’an prochain.  Le phénomène El Niño de 1997-1998 apparaît à gauche. Crédit photo: futuretimeline.net

Catherine Devitt In his opening remarks  to the media during the closing day of the COP21 climate talks  in Le Bourget, France on 11 December 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shared, “I have been attending many difficult multilateral negotiations, but by any standard, this negotiation is most complicated, most difficult, but most important...
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COP21 first week result: A smooth process and a revised first draft climate agreement

7 December 2015
Le projet d’accord révisé de la COP21 sur le climat après la première semaine, pour la discussion de la deuxième semaine.

The Ecojesuit Team There is no doubt that the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15) in December 2009, caused a real trauma in the world of climate change negotiations.  Since then, these negotiations have taken on a tone of fatalism or at least a huge prudence.  But there is an acknowledgement that COP 21, presently...
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First week of COP21: Tensions, lessons, movements, building trust

7 December 2015
réunion avec REPAM en solidarité avec l'Amazonie, regards résolument tournés vers l’avant

The Ecojesuit Team The tension held during the first week of the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Le Bourget, Paris, France is clearly a sign of the times and a time when we define the future. The decisions may not be in ink but the momentum to achieve commitment is...
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Objectivity and urgency driving the Stockholm Dialogue

30 November 2015
Une des îles proches de Stockholm par une belle journée, gardant mémoire de la vie et de la terre alors que nous cherchons à maintenir l’échange ouvert et créatif.

Catherine Devitt A response The Stockholm Dialogue is a response to what Pope Francis invites us into in Laudato si’ – a new dialogue, a social transformation towards a global agenda for social inclusion and Earth Care. Exploring the role of values in sustainability science provides an opportunity to assess how meaningful and sustainable...
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Seeking a sincere and committed Stockholm Dialogue that deepens and transforms

15 November 2015
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José Ignacio García Since 2013 the city of Stockholm in Sweden has been closely linked to the activity of GIAN-Ecology, as it was during this year that the core group joined World Water Week, a major international event organized every year in this city.  With that meeting, we launched an action plan for 2014-2015...
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Networking globally for justice

31 October 2015
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José Ignacio García and Paula Sendín The Society of Jesus, especially through the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), strives to respond to the call of General Congregation 35 (2008) to “establish advocacy links of mutual support between those who hold political power and those who find it difficult to voice their interests… setting...
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Edujesuit: Communicating and collaborating on the right to quality education

15 October 2015
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Paula Sendín The right to a life-long learning quality education for every person without any discrimination is the challenge taken up by the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Education, a right to quality education network and collaboration of Jesuit organizations joining efforts and resources to respond to this challenge. Understanding the overarching importance of communication...
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Protecting the right of the environment and putting an end to social exclusion are inseparable, Pope Francis

30 September 2015
Foto de: social-spirituality.net

After having published the encyclical Laudato si’, Pope Francis is showing that his concerns for the “common home” are not isolated thoughts, but a main stream in his pontificate, placing the environment at the same level as that of poverty in the “moral agenda” of the Catholic Church. The visit to the United States...
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