Tag: Climate Change

“Building Bridges to Climate Solutions” – Sunday, 24th March 2019

Evening with the IPCC Flyer March 19 Invites you to An evening with the IPCC in Perth Thursday 21 March 2019   7.00pm – 9pm South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace, South Perth   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change and what… Continue Reading “Building Bridges to Climate Solutions” – Sunday, 24th March 2019

GCCM_Catholic Institutions Unite for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Rome 11 September 2018   Catholic Institutions Unite for Fossil Fuel Divestment Communities on the front lines of the climate crisis join communities in the global north in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions   Catholic institutions from around the world are making new commitments to divest from fossil fuels.   A group of 19… Continue Reading GCCM_Catholic Institutions Unite for Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Global Catholic Climate Movement

  https://catholicclimatemovement.global/ GCCM_Email_01.2018 From: catholicclimatemovement.global Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:31 AM Subject: Save the Date! Dear friends, Happy New Year! I hope all of you had joyful Christmas celebrations, and a wonderful start to the New Year. Here at Global Catholic Climate Movement we are very excited about 2018, and we have many plans… Continue Reading The Global Catholic Climate Movement

World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

  8 June is the annual World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate, learn about, and take action to protect and conserve the world’s oceans. World Oceans Day has been promoted and run by The Ocean Project since 2002, and has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2008.   Oceans are crucial to our… Continue Reading World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

  The first United Nations World Environment Day was held in 1974, and in the years since it has become a global platform for taking action on important environmental issues, successfully involving people around the world in environmentally-focused events like clean ups and the replanting of forests.   Every year a diferent country hosts World… Continue Reading World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March, 8:30pm-9:30pm

On Saturday 25th March from 8:30pm-9:30pm, Australians and others throughout the world will be switching off for Earth Hour 2017 to promote the importance of taking action on climate change.   This year, Earth Hour are celebrating their 10th year, and the progress that has been made during that time on helping combat climate change.… Continue Reading Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March, 8:30pm-9:30pm

World Meteorological Day, 23rd March | World Meteorological Organization

  The 23rd March 2017 is observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) every year as World Meteorological Day. This year’s theme is Understanding Clouds, “to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.”   Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate… Continue Reading World Meteorological Day, 23rd March | World Meteorological Organization

International Day of Forests, 21st March | United Nations

21st March is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Forests. This year the theme is “forests and energy,” focusing on the ways in which trees and forests protect and sustain us, and the importance of wood as a renewable energy source. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land… Continue Reading International Day of Forests, 21st March | United Nations

Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian

    Thursday 16 June 2016 Four Australian Catholic organisations have announced they are completely divesting from coal, oil and gas in what they say is the first joint Catholic divestment anywhere in the world. The move comes as prominent Jewish rabbis, Muslim clerics, Anglican bishops and other religious leaders call on the Australian government… Continue Reading Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian

The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

  By Caroline Smith Attendees at a recent talk by Irish eco-theologian Father Sean McDonagh were told that Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si marked a significant shift in Catholic social teaching, and offered a new vision of interaction between human beings and the rest of creation. Approximately 100 people attended the lecture at the… Continue Reading The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

The 5th December 2016 is designated World Soil Day by the United Nations; a day to raise awareness of the critical importance of soil to everyone’s lives, and the issues affecting soils today.   The 2016 theme for World Soil Day is “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life.” Pulses contribute many positive properties to soil, which… Continue Reading World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

Read the November news from Catholic Earthcare Australia

The November newsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here.   From National Director, Jacqui Remond: …At this historic moment, as the Paris Agreement enters into force,  an unprecedented global consensus has produced a universal framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to build greater resilience to climate impacts. We are profoundly grateful… Continue Reading Read the November news from Catholic Earthcare Australia

Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

In September this year, Columban Missionary and Eco-Theologian Fr Sean McDonagh attended a joint consultation at the Vatican, also attended by Pope Francis, about Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP22.   Fr Sean has written about the experience and the document prepared by those present at the meeting, which emphasies ten key opportunities and priorities… Continue Reading Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

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