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“Global yet equitable: Combating climate change, enabling development,” a new report from German stakeholders

14 December 2010
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Climate and development policy have reached an impasse. The international community’s political efforts are not even close to producing adequate responses to these momentous challenges. One important aspect is to bring together climate change mitigation and development policy. This has prompted four different partners to join forces: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Institute...
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Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Sustainability

11 November 2010
Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Sustainability

On October 15th a meeting was held at the Pontifical University of Comillas-Madrid by several members of UNIJES (Spanish Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education) under the theme of “Natural Resources and Sustainability”. This was a preliminary meeting in order to assess the possibilities to establish a permanent working group in the framework of UNIJES....
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Stop being concerned about your benefit!

15 October 2010
Simon Lochbrunner, SJ

Simon Lochbrunner, SJ is a theologian and formerly worked as a certified organic farmer in Southern Germany. He is currently assisting at St. Ansgar Youth pastoral (KSJ) in Hamburg. Contact: [email protected]
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Amazonia under threat

15 September 2010
Amazonia community

Today, the predation and violence against indigenous and traditional peoples of the Amazonia continues with the outrageous activity of construction of infrastructures and transport facilities, especially with large projects as the IIRSA (Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America). The IIRSA emerged at a meeting of Latin American Heads of State held in Brasilia...
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For whom the bell tolls

15 September 2010
UNFCCC - COP15 - Negotiations

Lack of political will and exaggerated expectations could explain the failure to achieve a fair, binding and ambitious agreement at the Copenhagen Conference. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu began the concluding prayer at the ecumenical service on Sunday December the 13th, Copenhagen Cathedral bells started to ring, 350 times. Simultaneously, hundreds of Churches in Denmark joined...
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We sink or swim together

15 August 2010
We sink or swim together

The schedule of UN meetings before the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change shows how intense is the negotiation process: 1-12 June, UN climate negotiations in Bonn; 21-25 September, UN Climate Summit in New York; 28 September - 9 October, UN negotiations in Bangkok; 2- 6 November, final round in Barcelona; and 7 - 18...
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Crisis Requires Creativity

15 August 2010
Crisis Requires Creativity

Andreas Carlgren, Swedish Centre Party, became member of the Swedish parliament in 1994. Since 2006, he has been minister for environment in Sweden. He is also a member of St Eugenia catholic parish in Stockholm. This interview was first published in the Jesuit review Signum (5/2010) and has been shorted for EcoJesuit. See the full...
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The relation and role of the Church in Creation today

15 July 2010
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Reynaldo “Rey” Raluto shares with ESSCNews some of his thoughts about Creation - our relation to it and its role today, as he finishes his doctoral studies in theology at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in preparation for his teaching assignment in St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro. Rey is...
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