Discover CIDSE's activities and positions at the climate change conference this year
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.
Time has come to answer Pope Francis’s call to action and tackle the climate crisis at its roots.
Over the past week, the staff present at COP23 has reflected, discussed and facilitated spaces for exchange on agroecology and sustainable lifestyles, with members and allies from around the world. Here are some reflections and takeaways from the week's major events.
As COP23 starts in Bonn, here are some expectations for the negotiations and some highlights from the People’s Climate Summit (3-7 November), rallying the power of the climate justice movements from around the world.
CIDSE continues to advocate for climate justice and calls for greater ambitions to tackle climate change in the framework of the Paris Agreement, based on the values of equity, participation, and solidarity. Under the Presidency of Fiji, COP23 will set the ground for evaluating collective progress in achieving the goals set by the agreement, particularly in keeping temperatures below the 1.5 degrees’ threshold and swiftly transitioning towards low carbon, renewable based economies.