The Plastic Pollution Resolution: The triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste is threatening to pull the very rug out from under the Sustainable Development Goals – and with it whip away our aspirations to end hunger and poverty, deliver peace and equity, and live in harmony with the natural world. Read more

Statement on fossil fuels and war in Ukraine: Laudato Si’ Movement, above all, prays for peace. This movement strongly condemns the use of violence and urges all parties involved to work urgently towards a rapid diplomatic solution. This is the only way out if we want to preserve peace. Read more

Seminar on Human Rights: “Human Rights & Climate Change” The Asia-Europe Foundation will conduct its Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights (ASEMHRS21): “Human Rights & Climate Change” in March. The seminar is both online and face-to-face in Luxembourg. The confirmed speakers include Michelle Batchelet – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment. The Seminar program is now supplied. Read more

Laudato Si’ Integral Ecology Collection: In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of a united, global response to the current ecological crisis. Dialogue and learning on integral ecology, however, is often hindered by limited access to the academic publications on the subject, which are not affordable for many individuals and institutions in lower-income countries. The Laudato Si’ Integral Ecology Collection was developed to address this problem by making open access a selection of key texts on integral ecology. Developed by the Laudato Si’ Research Institute, the collection will provide a valuable resource for lay readers, students, and those undertaking more advanced academic study. The collection includes Thomas Berry’s The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth and Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing, edited by Sam Mickey, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and John Grim. Read more

American Climate Leadership Summit: The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology is pleased to be a sponsor for the 11th annual American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2022) on March 28-31. Read more

CBD Side Event | Applying a Human Rights-based Approach in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: This hybrid session is a side-event to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) resumed sessions of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24), the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3) and the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020-3), taking place in Geneva, in March 2022. The side-Event is organized by the SwedBio, Forest Peoples Programme, Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), ICCA Consortium, IIFB, W4B, UNEP, WWF, Natural Justice, OHCHR, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Geneva Environment Network. Read more

Faith Organisations at United Nations Environment Assembly 5.2: From February 21 to March 2, UNEP’s Faith for Earth Initiative coordinated a series of online dialogue sessions during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2). Recorded sessions by Faith Based Organisations are given. Read more


The Climate Change is a human crisis


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