Towards a Change of Life-Style - Second Laudato Si' Reflection Day organised by:
- CCEE - Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europæ
- CIDSE – International family of Catholic social justice organisations
- COMECE - Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU
- GCCM - Global Catholic Climate Movement
- JESC – Jesuit European Social Center
- Justice and Peace Europe
When? Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:00 - 16:30
Where? Square de Meeus 19, 1050 Brussels
Two decades ago as a young university student, I had the opportunity to study in the Amazon region in and around Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park. The experience of seeing such incredible biodiversity juxtaposed with the environmental and social consequences of oil exploitation changed my life.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns partners with the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM) to protect this region. REPAM is a network and partnership between communities in the Amazon and the Catholic Church. Together, they strive to protect indigenous territories, cultures, and livelihoods from powerful forces such as large-scale development projects.
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report highlighting the increased urgency of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Switching to sustainable and efficient energy systems globally is crucial to achieving the 2015 Paris Agreement signed by the EU and other 194 countries.
Discover CIDSE's activities and positions at the climate change conference this year
Communities are responding to climate change with integral solutions that tackle the systemic origin of the issue. Watch our panel at the Virtual Climate Summit webpage on 22 November from 17:45 to 18:45 CET.
Last Tuesday, 9th October, we organised a round table event at the European Parliament in Brussels together with Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E), ACT ALLIANCE EU, in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on the current and potential future picture of EU climate finance. The event was supported by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) and hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia.
Laudato Si’, l’encyclique du pape François, a été publiée il y a trois ans et a été une source d’inspiration pour un nombre incroyable de personnes, s’adressant à tous les peuples de la terre. La conférence « Saving our common home and the future of life on earth » vient de se terminer. Elle a rassemblé des personnes de tous les milieux et de toutes les origines reflétant parfaitement l’esprit de Laudato Si'.
Invitation to sef: and CIDSE Policy Lunch, Brussels, 12 July 2018; 12:00 - 14:00, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU
Rue Montoyer 47, 1040 Brussels
Problems of access to energy, with communities not being able to afford energy produced in their region and at the same time having to deal with the impact of that exploitation on their environment is a widespread problem. We have discussed this with Melania Chiponda from WoMin, South Africa, and with Andrea Torres Bobadilla from Tierra Digna, Colombia.
The Bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) has released a pastoral exhortation entitled "Missionary Disciples Custodians of the Common Home, Discernment in Light of Laudato si’,” that calls for care of creation in response to the damaging consequences of the over-exploitation of the Earth’s natural resources.