Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Environmental degradation seriously concerns Fiji Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Fiji’s Archbishop Peter Loy Chong says Fiji is facing several serious concerns caused by environmental degradation. According to a report by the World Bank published in 2000, on the potential effects of climate change on the Pacific region, Fiji faces numerous risks. These include: higher rates of disease as average temperatures rise increasingly destructive storms Read more

Greta Thunberg’s high-profile “eco” crossing of the Atlantic Comments 0

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Greta Thunberg’s high-profile “eco” crossing of the Atlantic hit choppy waters tonight when it was revealed a crew will have to fly to New York to bring her boat back. The Swedish climate activist, 16, is crossing the giant ocean in a racing yacht to join protests in the US and take part in a Read more

Caritas makes submission on Zero-carbon Bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The purpose of the Climate Change Response (Zero-Carbon) Amendment Bill (the Bill) is to provide a framework and process by which New Zealand can achieve its existing commitment under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In its oral submission to Parliament, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand voiced its support Read more

$3m grant for NZ’s first 100% recycled plastic food packaging Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

The government is investing $3 million in the creation of New Zealand’s first 100 percent recycled plastic food packaging range. Ms Sage said recycling plastics for food containers was part of an effective response to China’s National Sword policy that restricted the amount of waste imports it accepted. Read more Related Posts:Food waste is deadlier Read more

The lid is coming off the can of nuclear waste Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has recently toured the South Pacific to discuss climate change. In Fiji last week, he told a crowd about “a kind of coffin” built by the US in the Marshall Islands to house the deadly radioactive debris from the 1980s. The “coffin” is the product of a belated American response to Read more

Contributing to social change Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Churches in New Zealand have a long history of taking strong positions in the public square on social justice. In a well known example, William Rutherford Waddell found great inequalities and deprivation in the St. Andrew’s parish of Dunedin during an economic downturn in the 1880s. He was determined the church should make a difference Read more

Caritas alarmed over Pacific climate change Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Alarm over displacement in Papua New Guinea caused by climate change was expressed last week during a meeting at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Port Moresby. The gathering focused particularly on climate change and specifically on the issue of the Cartaret islands in the autonomous region of Bougainville and the Manam islands in Madang province. Read more

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