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The entry into force of the Paris Agreement in COP22 Marrakech

15 October 2016

Paula Sendín Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gave their consent to the ratification of the Paris Agreement on 4 October 2016, a significant move to enter into force the first global pact against global warming.  A few days before, on 30 September, the EU environment ministers agreed to ratify the Agreement through a...
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COP 22 in Marrakech: Technology and compassion

15 August 2016

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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Reconciling with creation and renewing mission in Micronesia and beyond

30 June 2016

David Andrus, SJ In a brief report to the Jesuits of Micronesia, David Andrus, SJ shares his experience as one of the participants to the Reconciling with Creation Reflection Workshop of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP)  held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Philippines from 6 to 10 June 2016. I...
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Stepping beyond Paris with hope in a better world

15 January 2016

Pedro Walpole, SJ For 12 days of Christmas last month, around 30 Asian Jesuit scholastics moved around Leyte, Philippines to meet people pulling their lives together in a disaster landscape. They also learned about risk management, which is clearly part of the new life strategy at the margins. Haiyan, the perfect storm, rode for...
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The Paris Agreement: Successes, disappointments, and the road ahead

15 December 2015

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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Gender and climate justice in the Paris Agreement

15 December 2015

Paula Sendín The recently concluded COP21 climate talks resulted in the Paris Agreement, where more than 190 nations acknowledged the risks to climate change, that the fossil fuel industry will have to end, and a 1.5 degrees C threshold in global warming. However, there is an inadequacy in the text in addressing the concerns...
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COP21 first week result: A smooth process and a revised first draft climate agreement

7 December 2015

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

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

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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1.7 million people want climate justice and action

30 November 2015

Faith groups gathered nearly 1,780,000 signatures from people of faith all over the world concerned about the climate and who want to take action. Over 800,000 of these were from Catholics around the globe expressing their united voices for urgent climate action through the climate petition spearheaded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). The...
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