Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Tangible action – not promises about climate change effects

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
tangible action

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand would like to see tangible action instead of promises to help offset climate change effects. Caritas Director Mena Antonio says she “is deeply concerned that carbon-cutting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change still leave the world facing a 2.5C temperature rise. “And that’s if countries deliver on their promises,” Read more

Caritas welcomes Government call for deep-sea mining moritorium

Monday, October 31st, 2022
deep sea

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says the Government’s call for a conditional moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters is a welcome move. The moratorium will remain in place until strong environmental rules can be agreed and backed up by robust science. “It is welcome news before the International Seabed Authority meets again next week to Read more

Debt-free climate finance for poorest

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand director Mena Antonio has travelled to Port Moresby, PNG, to talk Climate Change. She is there with 25 Caritas delegates who have mostly flown in from around the South Pacific region for the meeting. As part of its contribution to the meeting, Caritas ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) is calling for Read more

Caritas NZ responds to deadly Pakistan floods

Monday, September 5th, 2022
Pakistan floods

Caritas Pakistan will benefit from a solidarity grant of NZ$10,000 from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. The money is to help with humanitarian relief efforts in Pakistan. At least three million people have been directly affected by devastating floods, which have left over a third of the country under water. More than 1,200 people are known Read more

Caritas gives a B pass to Emissions Reduction Plan

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

New Zealand Catholic charity Caritas is glad to see New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan finally produced. Cross-party support for its long-term carbon-reduction budgets is great – but … “The Plan isn’t ambitious enough” says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Engagement Manager Roger Ellis. “For the sake of the poor and the planet – we’d like Read more

Caritas reminds Government to address responsibilities

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
Government to address responsibilities

Against a backdrop of high inflation, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is reminding the Government to address its responsibilities to tackle ongoing crises in housing, climate change and underlying inequality that worsen outcomes for the poor. It made the comments in its submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee about the Budget Policy Statement 2022. Inequality Read more

Caritas has new Chief Executive

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Mena Antonio, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s new Chief Executive’s impressive background ideally fits her for leading the Catholic social justice agency. She has 20-plus years working on and with boards and executive teams, combining leadership in strategy, risk management, legal and financial compliance and people-management here and in the UK. Of Samoan and Tokelauan descent, Read more

Caritas funding humanitarian work in midst of Ukraine crisis – Caritas NZ

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has agreed to send $10,000 to support Caritas work in Ukraine as we stand in solidarity with our sister organisations and with the people of Ukraine. “We pray for all the people in Ukraine, especially the vulnerable and marginalised communities who will be most severely impacted by the recent invasion of Read more