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Finance + Climate Change = 2?

16 July 2012
Consumo de energía primaria de la UE. Foto de: US Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Guillaume Emin Finance now plays a central role in modern societies.  In 2005, finance, insurance and real estate accounted for 18% to 20% of total employment in France, the UK and the USA, in comparison with 5.5% to 7% in 1950.  Moreover, these activities accounted for 28-30% of the 2005 Gross Value Added in...
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Emerging limits to mining

30 June 2012
Emerging limits to mining

Pedro Walpole, SJ and Sylvia Miclat Mineral extraction, whether metallic and non-metallic, and including coal and other fossil fuels, is a continuing environmental and social debate at the policy level and a bitter development reality pill that some countries are forcing themselves to swallow as a response to poverty alleviation. In a global setting...
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From a Christian perspective: What is sustainability?

14 June 2012
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Markus Vogt The principle of sustainability was first developed in Europe within the economics of forestry.  Decades or even centuries are needed, until a forest has grown out to become workable timber.  Such time scales require a planning in long-term and intergenerational perspectives.  For this purpose, the German economist Hans-Carl von Carlowitz introduced the...
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Rio plus 20

31 May 2012
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Johannes Müller, SJ From 20 to 22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 years after the Earth Summit (the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or UNCED)  that took place in the same city.  What was achieved since then? The result is...
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Earth

30 April 2012
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Stefano Femminis They passed away at a distance of seven years and one day from one another: Sister Dorothy Stang, a North American missionary in the Amazon region, an adopted Brazilian, was killed by six gun shots on February 12th,  2005; Dom Ladislau Biernaski, Bishop of São José dos Pinhais and president of the...
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Crisis and survival

16 April 2012
Un planeta en la deuda ecológica.

Gilberto Cely Galindo, SJ Nowadays, we live according to the rules of a consumerist neoliberal system which dominates the techno-scientific society with its false assertion, that our planets possesses both biotic and abiotic resources in unlimited quantity, and that human beings can exploit this supply without any ethical problem.  Economic value, it maintains, can...
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Food as a human right is at risk

30 March 2012
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Jessica Nitschke Globally, there are 830 million people still suffering from hunger.  The world population is expected to continue increasing in the coming decades, and to reach around nine billion by 2050.  This raises important issues for the future, such as ensuring food for all the people.  A change in the global food production...
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Greening the proposed EU budget 2014-2020

19 March 2012
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The European Commission (EC) is in the midst of the negotiations for the new budget that will cover the period 2014 to 2020 and one of the most interesting proposals is to devote at least 20% of the €1 trillion budget to climate-related actions.  Behind this move is the well-known and strong personality, Connie...
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A call for environmental protection and good governance in post-disaster response

29 February 2012
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Ecojesuit features the homily titled “Bangon! (Rise!) Cagayan de Oro” by Archbishop Antonio J Ledesma, SJ of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro in northern Mindanao, Philippines for our editorial.  Archbishop Ledesma shared his letter during a mass last 13 February 2012, opening the two-day Bishops’ and Diocesan Clergy of Mindanao’s Forum on “Typhoon...
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Reconciliation with Creation and how we can help

17 February 2012
Pedro Walpole con el Obispo Julianus Kemo Sunarko, SJ de la Diócesis de Purwokerto en Indonesia.

Pedro Walpole shares on Catholic social teachings as these relate to the context of human development and natural ecology, and their integration.  He shares nine basic points for consideration on Reconciliation with Creation with Catholic professionals and professors in the Diocese of Purwokerto, Indonesia, with Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko, SJ. Wherever we look in...
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