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A conversation on climate change and responses, community and social justice, youth and hope

15 May 2017
El personal de ESSC de los silvicultores comunitarios, jóvenes voluntarios jesuitas, agricultores de agricultura ecológica, participantes en la capacitación de jóvenes y maestros de escuelas comunitarias se reúnen en las faldas del Pantaron, compartiendo una visión y esperanza comunes con una comunidad de montaña en Bukidnon, Filipinas, en un clima cambiante. Foto de: S Miclat, ESSC

Ecojesuit shares this brief radio interview with Worldview on WBEZ in Chicago, USA where host Jerome McDonnell spoke with Pedro Walpole on climate change and its impact in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific region, disaster risk reduction, land use change, indigenous communities, Standing Rock, youth and hope, and coming together and building...
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Asia Pacific Jesuits in the time of Laudato si’

31 January 2017
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Pedro Walpole, SJ Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) established Reconciliation with Creation, a comprehensive program that aims to enable greater environmental awareness and participation in caring for all forms of life.  As part of this program, Jesuit pastoral ministries with the poor and beyond are integrating social and ecological objectives. Meanwhile, Jesuit schools are...
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What happens when a community starts planning from scratch? Towards a broader application of GIS to reduce disaster risks and plan land use, post-Haiyan

30 November 2016
Réunion de la ESSC avec le personnel de DRR et SIG de l’administration locale de Hernani à Eastern Samar sur le travail collaboratif sur le renforcement des capacités. Crédit photo: ESSC

Dallay Annawi Hernani and Marabut are among the coastal towns in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and had to rebuild their database, maps, and plans from scratch, after the storm surge destroyed their municipal buildings along with their maps and records. These local government units (or LGUs that...
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Building back better and capacity strengthening in disaster preparedness with Xavier Network

31 July 2016
Funcionarios del gobierno local de Hernani, Samar Oriental, revisan un mapa de peligro de mareas de tempestad y las ubicaciones de las casas con el personal de investigación ESSC Dallay Annawi y Jericó Espada (más a la derecha)

Xavier Network is providing critical assistance to Jesuit efforts in post-disaster response in the Philippines.  Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan  and the Environmental Science for Social Change are Jesuit organizations under the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus undertaking disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities with communities and local governments. One of the discussions during the...
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Post-Sendai 2015: A new 15-year global agreement to measure, finance, and implement more effective disaster risk reduction towards reduced vulnerability and increased resilience

15 April 2015
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Mariel de Jesus and Sylvia Miclat Four priority actions to achieve seven global targets in responding more effectively to disaster risk reduction in the next 15 years emerged as the Sendai Declaration or the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was finalized after lengthy meetings that went on through the night of the...
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Contributing to a global post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework

28 February 2015
Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Monsieur Ban Ki-Moon, a prononcé le discours d’ouverture à la troisième Conférence mondiale des Nations Unies sur la réduction des risques de catastrophe à Sendai, au Japon.  Dans son discours, Ban Ki-Moon a rappelé que les dégâts annuels globaux résultant de catastrophes dépassent aujourd’hui 300 000 000 000$.  «Nous pouvons regarder ce chiffre augmenter pendant que de plus en plus de monde souffre.  Ou bien nous pouvons, de façon considérable, réduire ces chiffres et investir dans le développement économique». Crédit photo: UN ISDR

Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience As the current global blueprint for reducing disaster risk, the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA) is nearing its end this year. Countries are coming together from 14 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan for the Third UN...
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Exploring possibilities to collaborate and network for disaster risk reduction

15 May 2014
Exploring possibilities to collaborate and network for disaster risk reduction

Pedro Walpole, SJ In a recent consultation to explore possibilities for collaboration and networking on disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts, organized as a colloquium of the Society of Jesus Social Apostolate (SJSA), the reports from the various Jesuit institutions in the Philippine Province show a tremendous and impressive array of responses that allow us...
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Collaborating for transformative research towards sustainable human development

15 April 2014
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Pedro Walpole, SJ and Sylvia Miclat Celebrating 17 years of an initiative by Jacques Berleur, SJ under the time of Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ of the Society of Jesus, who was very interested in the collaboration and partnerships amongst Jesuit institutions, the forthcoming Conference on Transformative Land and Water Governance in Mindanao, Philippines is...
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Collaborative response in disaster risk reduction

15 January 2014
Las viviendas en las zonas de manglar en la ciudad de Ormoc, Leyte, necesitan una revisión.  El manglar deshojado en el fondo plantea muchas preguntas acerca de la necesidad de una planificación seria sobre uso del suelo. Foto des: P. Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ As we enter the next phases of post-disaster response in relation to typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we are called to ask ourselves what is the commitment and the quality of such commitment as we explore possible collaboration and contributions of Jesuit institutions in post-typhoon rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts. The commitment may occur...
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Water at the wrong place, wrong time: How can we cope?

15 September 2013
Manggahan floodway, sur de Metro Manila, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Rowena Soriaga and Wendy Clavano The World Water Week 2013  closes with a Stockholm Statement calling on the UN and its Open Working Group to propose in the post-2015 development agenda a Sustainable Development Goal on Water. Three outcomes are aspired by 2030: 1) a doubling of global water productivity, 2) a realisation of...
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