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.
EC proposal for EU carbon removal: “Full of red flags”December 1, 2022
CIDSE, together with over 200 civil society organisations led by the coalition campaign Real Zero Europe, slams the European Commission’s […]
False solutions in agriculture: what was discussed during CIDSE’s sideNovember 23, 2022
During the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27), CIDSE, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and the Institute for Agriculture […]
COP27 Press Release: A glimpse of hope in worsening climateNovember 20, 2022
In this crucial year, the 27th Conference of Parties climate conference (COP27) presented a historic opportunity to raise climate ambition, […]
The imperative of CooperationNovember 14, 2022
Steps toward an equitable response to the climate crisisCivil society equity review, November 2022 As climate negotiations enter in full […]
Senior African Cardinal calls for climate reparations for vulnerable communitiesNovember 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE After the first week of the UN Climate Conference COP27 ended, senior African Church leaders and Catholic organisations […]