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[email protected] website: Seeking greater climate ambition and local-global collaboration

25 February 2021

Ecojesuit launches the [email protected] website, an online platform to encourage learning and develop meaningful and collaborative engagement towards COP26, the annual UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Glasgow, UK from 1 to 12 November. Negotiations around the Paris Agreement have lagged since its signing in COP21 in 2015 when countries agreed to...
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Faith communities in COP26

18 February 2021

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is partnering with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 to host a webinar on 22 February on the role of faith communities in COP26. Keeping up the pressure: The role of faith communities in COP26 recognizes that in this critical year for climate action, civil society must demand...
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The COP26 Regional Climate Weeks as collaboration platforms

16 February 2021

To build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conference, which is COP26 this year in November, and drive forward the regional implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the Regional Climate Weeks for 2021 and 2022 are being held and dates announced. In a UN Climate press release, it was shared that the...
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Politics of land, insights from Asia, and Fratelli Tutti

11 February 2021

The Laudato Si’ Research Institute hosts a two-day online symposium, The politics of land: insights from Asia, on 11 and 12 February 2021 at 1300-1500 GMT, gathering academics and practitioners to explore and analyze concerns on land governance, land dispossession, environmental protection, and the rights of indigenous communities in Asia, and all in dialogue...
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RAOEN, an ecclesial network for forests, ocean, and peoples of Oceania and Asia

18 December 2020

The River above Asia and Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN) was launched online on 24 November, seeking to engage the Church and the peoples of Asia and Oceania to explore pathways for deeper dialogue and broader interfaith collaboration for forests, oceans, and peoples in the region, Pedro Walpole SJ, Ecojesuit Global Coordinator and key animator...
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Webinar on the proposed Massive Online Open Course on sustainability and Ignatian values for Jesuit universities

30 November 2020

HEST-Cluster on Ecology and Environmental Challenges A webinar on the proposed Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for Jesuit universities worldwide on sustainability and Ignatian values is scheduled on 17 December 2020 at 17:00-19:00 hrs (Central European Time)/8:00 -10:00 hrs (Pacific Standard Time). There are many courses on sustainability in many universities across the world....
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Creating more just and sustainable food systems

17 November 2020

The Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, the social and ecological justice centre of the Jesuits in Canada, is organizing a webinar on food sovereignty, Food Matters: Creating More Just and Sustainable Food Systems, on 3 December 2020, Thursday, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (EST). The global pandemic disrupted supply chains and helped realize our dependence...
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Sustainability, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the ecological turn of the Catholic Church

16 November 2020

Jaime Tatay Nieto SJ On the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis (2015), a recent article published in the journal Religions on Sustainability, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the Catholic Church’s Ecological Turn analyzes how environmental issues and sustainability concerns were integrated into Christian social thought over the past...
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Agroecology for food system change: A dialogue series on land, life, and livelihood

29 October 2020
Agroecology for food system change: A dialogue series on land, life, and livelihood

Ecojesuit and the Initiative on Environmental Justice (EJ) and the Common Good of Santa Clara University (SCU) in California, USA, are organizing an online dialogue series on Agroecology for food system change to promote food and agricultural systems for the common good. The first session, to be held on 18 November at 6:30 pm PST (California...
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Indigenous youth voices contribute to global climate action

28 October 2020

During the Global Day of Climate Action, calls from young people, environmental groups, health workers, educational institutions, human rights groups, and other concerned sectors amplified the urgent need to listen to the voices of Indigenous Peoples in responding to the climate crisis. The recognition and protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights were urgently shared in...
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