Climate Change

Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: Adaptation is not enough

Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: Adaptation is not enough

Caritas works on helping communities adapt to the effects of climate change, from building cyclone shelters in Bangladesh to early warning systems in West Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. There has been success in limiting the deaths from natural disasters in recent decades. While Cyclone Sidr killed around 3,000 people in Bangladesh in 2007, similar or ...

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Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: A view from Poznan and India

Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: A view from Poznan and India

A view from Poznan  Grow Climate Justice Campaign was launched on 7 December in Poznan. “People in countries such as Bangladesh are totally dependent on the weather,” Bishop Theotonius Gomes C.S.C, Bishop of Dhaka and President of Caritas Bangladesh said at the launch. “Our agriculture, and hence our whole culture, is based on water from ...

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Imagine a world for tomorrow’s generation: Grow Climate Justice

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 ...

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Calls for climate justice to world leaders

Calls for climate justice to world leaders

In support of the CIDSE-Caritas Internationalis campaign for Climate Justice, a delegation of Bishops and climate experts from the developed and developing world will be in New York on the occasion of the High-Level Meeting on Climate Change on 22 September 2009. Together they will personally meet world leaders and ask them to give a ...

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Aid and climate justice key to G8 in Italy

Caritas is urging leaders of G8 countries meeting in the Italian town of L’Aquila to return to promises on aid and revitalize climate change negotiations. Caritas says that increased aid flows from G8 countries in the past has led to an improvement in the lives of people living in developing countries. The economic crisis means ...

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G8 falls short on Climate Change

G8 falls short on Climate Change

Caritas says the G8 Summit in Japan has not gone far enough on cutting the necessary carbon emissions to stem global warming. G8 leaders announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050. Caritas Internationalis says that figure falls short of what is needed to save the planet. Caritas Internationalis Representative Joseph Cornelius Donnelly is at the G8 ...

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