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From academics to policy makers, civil society representatives to volunteers, multiple voices reflect on the first year of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, through a series of video interviews launched on the occasion of Laudato Si’ Week.
CIDSE reflects on the impacts of the Encyclical on the major political processes that marked 2015 and launches a series of high-level video interviews on Laudato Si’. CIDSE’s campaign “Change for the Planet- Care for the People” responds to the Laudato Si’ call for people to act for environmental and social justice.
The season of Lent, a special time for reflection and prayer, has just started. We are called to think about what is essential for the life in dignity of people.
A 15 minutes video looks back to the conference about the encyclical Laudato Si, which provided a unique space for discussions, through which worlds that usually operate independently met, shared reflections and built unusual alliances.
The current negotiation text will soon be adopted as the new and only universal deal on climate change. Mass mobilisation and pressure came from the people as they took to the streets, and it is due to this pressure on politicians that we now see a reference to 1.5 C degree temperature rise target, a mention of the concept of climate justice and a signal to the fossil fuel industry that its time has come to an end.
Yesterday evening a new text of the Paris agreement was released, and CIDSE, alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies, hopes that some key issues will still be addressed before the closing of the negotiations planned for tomorrow.
CIDSE policy experts analysing the draft Paris text published today have identified several weak points in fundamental areas such as human rights, climate finance and food security.
Event organised by CIDSE, Caritas Internationalis, Friends of the Earth International and Misereor.
In a brief message after the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square today at noon, Pope Francis said he was following the climate talks in Paris closely.
A large number of international organizations and religious leaders have appealed for a strong international mobilization at the upcoming UN climate conference COP21.