Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Protesting students are non-violent witnesses to the urgency of climate change Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: WELLINGTON CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION FOR ECOLOGY, JUSTICE AND PEACE Thursday 14 March 2019 Protesting students are non-violent witnesses to the urgency of climate change The Wellington Catholic Archdiocesan Commission for Ecology, Justice and Peace is calling on school authorities to refrain from penalising students who take part in the Students’ Strike for Climate Read more

Cardinal supports students’ climate change protest – “Listen to them” Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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In New Zealand this Friday, young people are taking part in the worldwide college student protest about the slow pace of international action on climate change. The Catholic Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, is supporting their efforts. “We all need to listen to young people about climate change,” he said. Dew acknowledged that opinions Read more

Climate change declaration ‘not a binding contract’ Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Thames-Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie does not want to sign the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Climate Change Declaration. On Wednesday she told RNZ the declaration was “politically charged”. But Dave Cull, president of LGNZ, says the declaration is purely aspirational and no one is being pressured into signing up. “It’s not a binding contract; there Read more

My country is suffering because of climate change, but the world can help Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Cardinal John Ribat climate change

Recently, the heads of six continental Catholic bishops’ conferences issued a rare joint statement. Their subject was climate change. The conferences, including the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, to which Papua New Guinea belongs, decided that climate change warranted the unusual time and attention to develop a globally united statement. The reason is Read more

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice damaged by metre-high flood Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018

St Mark’s Basilica is one of the many victims of the series of storms that hit Venice this week. The landmark tourist destination was flooded under nearly a metre of water, which damaged part of the 1,000-year-old marble mosaic floor in front of the altar of the Madonna Nicopeia, a 12th-century icon. The baptistry and Read more

Bishops declaration urges COP24 Summit to take climate change action Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The presidents of six bishops’ conferences on five continents have signed a joint declaration urging the upcoming COP24 Summit to take immediate action against climate change. Addressed to world leaders going to the COP24 Summit this December in Poland, the declaration says they must take concrete steps “to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of Read more

“Alarm bells should be ringing in the corridors of power” Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t much time available to tackle the crisis without running into terrible consequences. Clearly, there is Read more

Climate finance for the most vulnerable woefully inadequate Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Leaders from the Oceania region have gathered in Wellington for the launch of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s fifth State of the Environment report for Oceania, Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy, which was released on St Francis Day, 4 October. Participants have come from many parts of the Pacific region – Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Caroline Read more

Wellington to host Forum for 30 delegates from 11 pacific countries Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is hosting this year’s Caritas Oceania Forum in Wellington next month, on 1-5 October. This is the first time the Forum has been held in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2011 when it was held in Auckland. It was last held in Wellington in 2006. The event will attract 30 delegates from Read more