Climate science is clear: there are just a few years left with current carbon budget reserves to stay within the 1.5°C limit. Green House Gas (GHG) emissions continue to rise alongside multiple crises of energy poverty, hunger injustice, inequality, and human rights violations that are rooted at the core of our current social, economic, and political system.
As we cannot solve one of those crises at the expense of the others, and as the window of opportunity to tackle climate change is shrinking, we urgently need to act. These times require thorough proposals for an ecological transition – alternative models that can answer the needs of the vulnerable communities that are at the frontlines of climate change, without having contributed to global emissions.
CIDSE not only follows closely the negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but also address the climate crisis across all our areas of work. We recognize that corporate impunity allows for extractivist, carbon-intensive economic models to thrive. Climate mitigation and adaptation are core objectives at the center of the models we propose for just and sustainable production of food and energy. We are mobilising young volunteers to become advocates in their communities for climate action and personal carbon emissions.
- Climate justice
- Food and agriculture
- Broederlijk Delen
- CCFD – Terre Solidaire
- Development & Peace
- Entraide et Fraternité
- Manos Unidas
- Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
- North America
Lent 2023: Create hopeFebruary 22, 2023
Wednesday 22nd February marks the beginning of Lent, a special time for prayer and reflection. Most CIDSE members organise campaigns […]
Thriving in our common homeFebruary 15, 2023
CIDSE STRATEGIC Framework 2023 – 2028 CIDSE is pleased to publish its new Strategic Framework ‘Thriving in our common home’, […]
Pressure mounts to remove polluters, not just oil exec, fromJanuary 30, 2023
On 26 January,UNFCCC constituencies and 425 groups called on UN and UNFCCC leads to halt corporate capture of COP28 and […]
Climate talks with Rita Ukawa: “Women play a key roleJanuary 19, 2023
Cover photo: Friends of the Earth Africa. From 6 to 18 November 2022, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of […]
Catholic NGOs: Council moves forward with new corporate sustainability rulesDecember 2, 2022
Yesterday European industry ministers met in Brussels to adopt a Council general approach on the Commission’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence […]