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Laudato si’ and integral ecology: Do not be afraid

15 October 2015

Pedro Walpole “Do not be afraid” could well have been Pope Francis’ opening words in this encyclical, as he asks us to go deeper, and not to fear going deeper, into our daily life experience: “Inner peace is closely related to care for ecology and for the common good because, lived out authentically, it...
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10 things about El Niño 2014: Downgraded as a minor event but response needs to be upgraded

15 September 2014

Pedro Walpole El Niño is a weather changer for much of the world. As we understand a little more of this phenomenon that begins in the tropical Pacific Ocean but reaches all continents through changes in the atmosphere and jet stream, we are learning to adapt. El Niño was declared earlier this year and...
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The business of water is for all

15 March 2013

Mariel de Jesus and Pedro Walpole We live in a world that is increasingly concerned with issues of security.  These may be issues of national security, community, family or personal security.  Resource security is also a concern, especially since the world’s population is dependent on natural resources – land, forests, and water – the...
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Reconciliation with creation: Updates on JCAP’s strategy on ecology

15 January 2013

Pedro Walpole and Iris Legal The awareness and gratitude for our human environment and our place in a global ecology continues to grow amongst Jesuit people – Jesuits and lay people who share at the institutional, social, formational, and community levels of our mission.  Areas of concern are continuously emerging as issues and occasions...
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Lessons in storm surge and Sandy’s politics

30 November 2012

Pedro Walpole, SJ with scientific contribution from Wendy Clavano Tropical cyclone Sandy killed 71 people when it blew through Haiti and Cuba last October.  In Haiti, over 370,000 people are still in tent cities since the January 2010 earthquake and the recent droughts and now floods have destroyed crops, compounding the problems.  Even if...
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Can forestry work for the poor? An assessment of 11 Asia Pacific countries

15 November 2012

Dallay Annawi, Sylvia Miclat, Jeremy Broadhead, and Pedro Walpole With the persistence of poverty in many forest areas, the high dependence of the poor on forest resources, and continuing State control of vast areas of forestlands, contributing to poverty alleviation continues to be a critical challenge to the forestry sector in the Asia Pacific...
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Seeking centres for ecological engagement: The Bush Hut experience in Australia

31 August 2012

Pedro Walpole, SJ Yarra Bend Park has a rich Aboriginal past, and the Wurundjeri Tribe highlight some of the places of tradition practice and life of the land – for this we are grateful. It is a good place to come, full of wattles on a cool July day, and people can draw back...
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Jatropha option for creating energy and livelihood for communities with poor soils

14 August 2012

Iris Legal and Pedro Walpole Maria Grotto, a Jesuit parish led by Father Pram is exploring the initial implementation of lumbang daya or the granary power concept in its area to respond to the energy crisis in rural communities, at the same time contribute to developing livelihood options.  The parish is located in Danan...
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Tackling displacement by natural disasters in sustainable development

20 June 2012

Pedro Walpole “Over a million people have lost their lives since Rio ‘92 in disasters… 4.4 billion have been displaced, most internally…,” remarks Manuel Bessler of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid.  Asia’s highest displacement last year was in China due to monsoon flooding according to Elisabeth Rasmusson of the Norwegian Refugee Council, as she presented...
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Principles for a Just City

19 June 2012

Pedro Walpole Though the outcome of higher-level negotiations may be a gray area at this point, there is no doubt to the quality of engagement in the side events.  Nobody should leave Rio without having learned something valuable; it is a vast learning platform.  The Ford Foundation just concluded a valuable session on the...
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