Posts Tagged ‘Green’

Poor need to be part of the ‘green economy’ Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012
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As the international community prepares for Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable energy, CAFOD is calling for attention to be given to the poor and displaced as the heart of a ‘green economy’. “We think it’s an important event, and an important opportunity, but more to try and put poverty reduction and poor people’s livelihood Read more

Confession goes green in India Comments 1

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Catholics should include sins against the environment when they visit the confessional said the  Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council on Friday. Father Stephen Alathara, spokesman for the KCBC, said the council had finalized its ecological mission statement, which included the directive about confession, during its annual meeting in Kochi. “Any exploitation of nature amounts to sins against Read more

Cardinal pushing for urgent climate change deal Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga wants governments to deal urgently with climate change. Rodriguez wants a deal on climate change that puts poor communities in developing countries first and provides for a sustainable future. “Our climate is changing. This year we saw floods in Central America, South and South East Asia and drought across Read more

“Green Pope” calls for credible climate deal Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Pope Benedict has called for delegates attending the UN conference for revising the Kyoto deal to craft a credible deal to cut greenhouse gases. Benedict, dubbed the ‘green pope’ for his environmental concerns, launched his appeal on Sunday during his regular Angelus message. He said the deal needs to take into account the poor and future generations. Read more

“Green Pope” to get hybrid Popemobile Comments 0

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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Mercedes-Benz is making a hybrid Popemobile for Benedict XVI, often dubbed the ‘green Pope’ by Italian media. According to the German weekly paper Wirtschaftswoche, it is expected the green Popemobile would be ready for Benedict’s visit to Germany in September. Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi told news agency AFP that the car, which is currently under Read more

Benedict is going green Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2011
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The signs are that Pope Benedict is going green. 2,400 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the papal Audience Hall at the Vatican, which mean that 230 tons less of carbon dioxide will go into the atmosphere each year. One of the Vatican engineers says “The push came from the very top. When it Read more