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Ethics and sustainability

14 August 2012
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José Ignacio García, SJ The concept of sustainability, though widely discussed and controversial, continues to draw huge attention.  Although it can be blamed for masking the possibility that things remains the same, or business as usual, it is undeniable that it has the ability to converge many interests and perspectives: political, economic and social....
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Good intentions are not enough

30 June 2012
Good intentions are not enough

Jose Ignacio García, SJ “Good intentions are not enough” is precisely the title of an article (reprinted in ESSCNews) written by our colleague, Peter Walpole, SJ as he was returning from the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 and held in Rio de Janeiro, also known as the Earth Summit. Peter...
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First reading of The Future We Want

25 June 2012
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Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ The Future We Want is the title of the final accord of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20.  It’s a long 49-page text and will require more time to make a more detailed analysis.  This article wants to give a first glimpse of this document, highlighting some of...
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Looking at the global and local again

17 June 2011
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Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ One of the aspects that most concern us as editors of Ecology and Jesuits in Communication is finding the connections between what happens locally and that which has global effects. We know that the limits are not always obvious and that’s the reason we would like to focus this June...
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Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Sustainability

11 November 2010
Higher Education Institutions in Spain and Sustainability

On October 15th a meeting was held at the Pontifical University of Comillas-Madrid by several members of UNIJES (Spanish Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education) under the theme of “Natural Resources and Sustainability”. This was a preliminary meeting in order to assess the possibilities to establish a permanent working group in the framework of UNIJES....
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For whom the bell tolls

15 September 2010
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Lack of political will and exaggerated expectations could explain the failure to achieve a fair, binding and ambitious agreement at the Copenhagen Conference. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu began the concluding prayer at the ecumenical service on Sunday December the 13th, Copenhagen Cathedral bells started to ring, 350 times. Simultaneously, hundreds of Churches in Denmark joined...
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Making aid efficient and coherent

15 September 2010
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The European Court of Auditors recently published a series of reports analysing different schemes of aid and development cooperation, and demonstrating the need for modifications affecting the EU’s future commitments. Such tragedies as that of the Haitian earthquake tend to stimulate massively generous impulses, but longer-term questioning about how efficient is the international response. Coincidentally...
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We sink or swim together

15 August 2010
We sink or swim together

The schedule of UN meetings before the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change shows how intense is the negotiation process: 1-12 June, UN climate negotiations in Bonn; 21-25 September, UN Climate Summit in New York; 28 September - 9 October, UN negotiations in Bangkok; 2- 6 November, final round in Barcelona; and 7 - 18...
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The GMO debate is open

15 July 2010
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The recent approval from the Commission of a GM potato springs the debate about the acceptance of this technology in Europe after many years of refusal. In March the European Commission authorized the cultivation of a genetically modified potato called Amflora, from the Basf company. This news would be unremarkable, except that it is...
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