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Preparing to tackle SDGs for the water in the world we want

30 March 2015
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In an effort to keep moving water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN launched in February 2015 a report outlining what must be done within the world’s water system. Water in the world we want, a publication by the UN University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health, warns that without major new investments related to...
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International conference on global climate change and water disasters: An initiative by South Asian Jesuits to respond to water disasters

28 February 2015
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Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ Only 2.53 percent of Earth’s water is fresh, and some two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and permanent snow cover. But despite the very real danger of future global water shortages, for the vast majority of the nearly one billion people without safe drinking water, today’s water crisis is...
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Lenten action initiatives in caring for Creation

15 February 2015
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From daily reflections to carbon fasting calendars, Ecojesuit shares some initiatives for the 40 days of Lent and in preparation for Easter, that connect with environmental concerns and the caring and healing of the world around us. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a social justice network in the US is preparing a series of daily...
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Updates from the scientific community on planetary boundaries, global temperature, and sea level rise

31 January 2015
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Recent reports from some scientific organizations are indicating that human demands on the Earth are pushing the planet to the limit and that our subsequent responses – social, economic, political – need to adapt to these updated biophysical realities. Planetary boundaries 2.0: Four out of nine crossed the safe threshold The Stockholm Resilience Centre,...
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Ecological responses from Africa: A renewed call for commitment to safeguard creation

15 January 2015
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By the Jesuit African Social Centers Network, JESAM Social Apostolate, and CYNESA The Jesuit African Social Centers Network is responding to ecological concerns in the region by promoting awareness among Jesuits and their collaborators about ecology, supporting interest in the field of ecology, and encouraging transformative education to create responsible attitudes to safeguard Creation....
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US-China joint agreement on reducing carbon emissions: Contributing to global momentum on climate action, but much more is needed

15 November 2014
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Paula Sendin China and the United States (US) are the world’s number one and number two biggest CO2 emitters, responsible for almost 45% of CO2 emissions that are changing the world’s climate. This month, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama announced that they will reduce their CO2 emissions to curb climate...
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IPCC Synthesis Report released: Irreversible impacts of climate change confirmed, what’s needed is our will to change

31 October 2014
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  recently released the last installment of the Fifth Assessment Report or AR5, the most comprehensive assessment of climate change, distilling and integrating the findings by over 800 scientists and released in the last 13 months. According to the IPCC press release of 31 October, among the key...
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Furniture carpentry with Upper Pulangi youth in northern Mindanao, Philippines

30 September 2014
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Arnel Santander Eleven youth participants from different villages in Upper Pulangi, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines recently completed a four-week furniture carpentry course with finished wood products that included 11 workbenches, four storage chests, seven standard-sized window frames, and 14 wood hammers. This Hulas Furniture Carpentry Course of Tuen hu Uyag is a four-week...
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The Ukraine crisis: An energy wake-up call for the EU

15 September 2014
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Laura Pérez-Cejuela The crisis in Ukraine is a wake-up call for the European Union (EU), reminding its 28 member states that their energy dependence on Russia not only has a high economic price, but also a strategic cost. Europeans import 52% of the energy they consume, generating a bill of Euro one billion a...
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Sustaining environmental stewardship at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview

31 August 2014
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Sue Martin The Environment Committee of Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview in New South Wales, Australia organized a tree planting activity with a group of geography students last 10 to 11 August at the Yamagalli property in Harden that lies in the region’s southwest slopes. The activity was coordinated closely with Ms Trish Murphy, one...
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