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Pasifka Climate Conference

The Uniting Climate: Faith in a better future conference This conference will examine ways as a faith community, we can address the challenge of global warming and help build the more just, safer future we all want.

Global Faith Leaders Summit – Interfaith Statement for COP28

In the spirit of unity, shared responsibility, and Human Fraternity, and at this pivotal moment of the global climate crisis that demands transformative action to keep 1.5 degrees within reach and serve affected and vulnerable communities, we, representatives of diverse faith and Indigenous traditions, through dialogue with scientists, religious scholars, academics, women’s organizations, youth, civil society, business leaders, and environmental policymakers, convened in Abu Dhabi in the lead-up to COP28 to express our shared concern for the escalating climate impacts that imperil our cherished planet, as well as our common commitment to jointly address this global crisis, building upon our previous efforts, including the interfaith appeal for COP26. Our faith instills in us a sacred duty to cherish not only our human family but also the fragile ecosystem that cradles us.

Plastic Pollution, Including in the Marine Environment

Plastic pollution - particularly in the marine environment - has become more than an everyday affair: it has become a burgeoning environmental problem. Here, news about the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Develop an International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution. Delegates tasked with crafting an international legally binding instrument to end the scourge of plastic pollution will respond to a Revised Zero Draft text in their penultimate meeting.

Pasifka Climate Conference

The Uniting Climate: Faith in a better future conference This conference will examine ways as a faith community, we can address the challenge of global warming and help build the more just, safer future we all want.

ZEN LUMINARIES Series: Governor Jerry Brown in Conversation with Jon Joseph & Friends April 29

Pacific Zen Institute

Live Online Event: Saving the Earth Helping the People
—A Spiritual and Political Journey
A Conversation with Governor Jerry Brown
Monday April 29, 2024
Live Online at 6 pm Pacific Time.

Pacific Zen Institute is pleased to bring Governor Jerry Brown to our Online Temple on April 29th, for a conversation about his life in politics and Zen with co-hosts Jon Joseph, John Tarrant, and David Weinstein.

Register: https://www.pacificzen.org/product/zen-luminaries-series-jerry-brown-in-conversation-with-jon-joseph-friends-april-29/

 


 

Pope Francis meets with Simon Stiell

Pope Francis meets with Simon Stiell, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),

Pope Francis meets with Simon Stiell, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and his entourage at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. (source: Vatican News)

 


 

Accelerating Climate Finance Through Religious Philanthropy

Accelerating Climate Finance Through Religious Philanthropy

Last year, at COP28's inaugural Faith Pavilion, Faith For Our Planet (FFOP) and Duke Divinity School launched a report with insights from leaders in faith and finance to explain how Muslims, Christians, and Jews are sitting on the cusp of potentially game-changing means of climate finance: religious philanthropy, and why it promises to open a new chapter in sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

On 24th April 2024, Faith For Our Planet is joined by their partners at Duke University, Abdullah T. Antepli, and Norman Wirzba, as editors of this groundbreaking report, in conversation with select authors and industry experts Melissa Raphael, Alberto Pallecchi, and Hayu Prabowo to demystify the findings of the report, and to shed light on the intricate interplay between faith, finance and the future of our planet.

Your questions are as valuable to us as our experts' insights. So, join us for this critical conversation by registering for the event here:

 


 

Laudato Si’ Action Platform Webinar

Laudato Si’ Action Platform Webinar

🎥 Missed Our Webinar? It’s not too late to discover how Laudate Deum principles can transform your ecological actions!
Catch the recording now and dive into practical tools, inspiring success stories, and actionable plans for a sustainable future.
👀 Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WC7JEBHr4A

Embrace sustainability with faith. #LaudateDeum #PracticalSustainability Watch the Recording Today!

 


 

Fit for Future Generations

Who are Future Generations?
Future Generations are children and young people today, those who will be born, as well as the adults they become. Future Generations will inherit the Earth from present generations, they will suffer or enjoy the fruits of the decisions taken by the present generations.

Future Generations Initiative

 

It's time to think beyond ourselves & act for the future of Europe. Our #FitForFutureGenerations Manifesto is a blueprint with policy actions for a world that's fit for #futuregenerations. Let's make it a reality together.
Download our manifesto below👇
https://buff.ly/49hecvh

 


 

Translated Information

Translated Climate information
The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change has organised for culturally sensitive information to be translated into several community languages. The resulting leaflets are best suited to people in particular faith traditions but any speakers of these languages are likely to find them helpful, whatever their spiritual or faith connections.

The information covers the links between extreme weather events, the changing climate and the burning of fossil fuels. The leaflets include some ideas of actions that readers can take.

Visitors to are welcome to download the leaflets, and are encouraged to distribute them to their networks.

You can obtain the translated information here   (see the top right hand column)

 


 

Copernicus online portal offers terrifying view of climate emergency

 

Fires in Greece

There is so much information on the newly launched Copernicus Climate Change Service atlas that my laptop started to overheat trying to process it all. As well as all the past data, it predicts where the climate is going and how soon we will breach the 1.5C “limit”, and then 2C. You can call up the region where you live, so it is specific to what is happening to you and your family – and all the more disturbing for that.

A separate part called Climate Pulse intended particularly for journalists is easier to operate. The refreshing bit is that the maps, charts and timelines from 1850 to the present day on the main atlas are entirely factual measurements, so there can be no argument on the trends. It then follows those trends into the likely scenarios for the next few years. Examining current temperature increases, it seemed to this observer that scientists have been underestimating for some time how quickly the situation is deteriorating.

Looking at the mass of information all pointing one way makes the current political arguments about how soon the UK should reach net zero seem trivial. We are clearly running out of time. Still, the idea is that people can use the atlas to make up their own minds.

 


 

Catholic Climate Covenant announces third cycle of creation care small grants program

 

Victory Noll Sisters Grant Program

 

From March 19 to May 1, 2024, Catholic Climate Covenant will accept applications from U.S. Catholic communities that want to create a project or a program, host an event, or participate in another creation care activity. U.S. Catholic parishes, schools, dioceses, and other Catholic organizations located in the United States that apply will be eligible for a grant of $500 to $1,000. Grant decisions are expected to be made by Laudato Si’ Week, May 19-26, 2024. Read more here