This report provides an alternate response to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s request to the IPCC to analyse impacts of warming to 1.5°C and related greenhouse gas emission pathways. Prepared by representatives of the Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA) of which CIDSE is part. CLARA is a consortium of advocates, faith-based organizations and scientists concerned with climate mitigation and adaptation, the report responds specifically to the concern that many IPCC pathways rely heavily on untested mitigation approaches such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). CLARA supports the IPCC’s objective of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change while meeting sustainable development goals and reducing poverty.
'Missionary disciples: custodians of our common home - Discernment in light of the encyclical Laudato si’', CELAM pastoral letter. January 2018.
(Original text in Spanish. Unofficial translations in EN / DE / FR)
CIDSE input to the Talanoa Dialogue, April 2018
Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another
Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical.
Ethical Investments in an era of Climate Change: a guide to reviewing environmental and social governance of Catholic investments
Trócaire and the Global Catholic Climate Movement have launched a guide for faith-based institutions concerned with the ways in which their investments align with their mission and vision, particularly in light of the global challenge of climate change.
Reflecting the principles of Laudato Si’ in our transformative response to the climate crisis, CIDSE, November 2017 (Available in EN - PT)
A Multi-Faith invitation to Sustainable Lifestyles, Interfaith statement, November 2017 (available in EN - ES)
Civil Society Review report, November 2017
Signed by businesses, civil society, investors, public authorities and trade unions. Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face today. If we do not act urgently and ambitiously, the impacts will be catastrophic.