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Global Jesuit work in the environment

30 September 2016
“…how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.” (Laudato si’, 10). Photo credit: P Walpole

Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, SJ In a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, we highlight the works of Jesuits vis-à-vis the environment from the perspective of various regions in the hopes of fostering a fruitful cross-cultural conversation that is needed within the Society. In his discussion of the environmental activities of European Jesuits, José...
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CERED: Contributing to research for sustainable development in DR Congo

30 September 2016
La investigación en el CERED se centra en el impacto del cambio climático en Kinshasa. Foto de: CERED

The Center for Research and Sustainable Development Communication (Centre de Recherche et de Communication pour le Développement Durable or CERED)  is a recently established interdisciplinary research center in Loyola University of Congo (Université Loyola du Congo in French) in Kimwenza in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). CERED is part of the...
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COP 22 in Marrakech: Technology and compassion

15 August 2016
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The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) on 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco is geared towards encouraging countries to commit to a low-carbon economy, developing National Adaptation Plans that incorporate their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and low emission development strategy...
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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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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

30 November 2015
Crédit photo: Vatican Radio

Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer...
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The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland: Responding to the greatest challenge of our age

15 November 2015
Glendalough, la vallée des deux lacs. Crédit photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Catherine Devitt I come from Glendalough, County Wicklow, located in the east of Ireland.  It’s a place of deep monastic tradition – Saint Kevin settled here in the 6th century – and incredible natural beauty, the valley itself carved out over time by glacial and fluvial dynamics and now home to extensive oak forests dating...
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CIDSE’s Paris, for the People and for the Planet: Placing the moral dimension of climate change at the core

15 November 2015
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CIDSE, an international global alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies working together for global justice put together a report that sets out CIDSE’s vision for the climate agreement, one that places the moral dimension of climate change at the core. Inspired by Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ environment encyclical, the CIDSE report entitled Paris, for...
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JESAM Ecology Water Week 2015: Access to safe drinking water for all

15 September 2015
JASCNET proporcionó un gran tanque para el Centro de Aprendizaje Puerta Alta, una escuela en un asentamiento urbano informal de Nairobi, Kenia que compra agua para sus necesidades de limpieza y de cocina en el programa de alimentación.  La escuela ahora puede utilizar el tanque grande para la cosecha de agua de lluvia y el almacenamiento de agua para sus necesidades. Foto de: JASCNET

Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network The Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network (JASCNET) and the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology organized the JESAM Water Week from 31 August to 4 September 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme Access to safe drinking water for all, a work focus of GIAN-Ecology. Participants listened to various experts...
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