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G8 weak on climate change

G8 weak on climate change

The G8 leaders’ approach to climate change is half-hearted, says Caritas England and Wales (CAFOD) and Caritas Scotland (SCIAF), with no solutions for action being proposed. Although the G8 recognises the problem of climate change and its causes, world leaders have been less than specific about their response, promising only “strong and early action”. George ...

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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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Zimbabwe: No country for old men

Zimbabwe: No country for old men

Until recently, wheelbarrows in Zimbabwe were used to ferry about huge amounts of cash to buy basic food stuffs. The economy was crumbling and hyperinflation meant that even though people were suddenly millionaires, all they could afford was a loaf of bread. Then, as a cholera epidemic swept the country they were used to carry ...

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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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Changing women’s lives in Chad

Changing women’s lives in Chad

By Antoine Adoum Goulgué, SECADEV for Caritas The Al-Nadjah centre is a handsome building in the Chadian town of Adré, about 5 km from the border with Sudan’s troubled Darfur region. With finanancial and technical support from Caritas, the centre provides training for local women, a nursery school, and a playground. The 235 beneficiaries in ...

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