Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: Grow Climate Justice
Caritas is calling for justice for the poor in developing countries who are most impacted by the adverse effects of climate change despite having done least to create it.
Caritas launched the “Grow Climate Justice Campaign” at the end of 2008 during a UN conference on climate change in Poznan, Poland. Industrialised countries are responsible for 70 percent of carbon dioxide emitted since the start of the industrial era.
Developing countries have the least capacity to cope and are most vulnerable to changes in weather patterns, catastrophic storms and other effects of climate change.
The Grow Climate Justice Campaign brings together hundreds of thousands of Catholics to call on their governments to negotiate a socially just post-2012 climate agreement.
Supporters are asked to sign an online petition and send postcards to their governments.
The campaign is spearheaded by Caritas and CIDSE, an alliance of Catholic development organisations. Campaign objectives:
RESOURCESAnnual reportHow Caritas works: Climate Change Guide on Environmental JusticeClimate change on Caritas BlogClimate justice newsletter vol. 6