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Integral Ecology | Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Center President Lester A. Myers Endorses CIDSE Statement on Climate Change

Lester A. Myers, President of Center of Concern, joins in support of the 17 chief executives of the Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE), an international alliance of lay Catholic development and advocacy organizations, who issued a statement today expressing concern and calling for action in response to the release of today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regarding the near certainty that human activity is the source for the alarming effects of climate change, including global warming. 

Seeding Justice:  A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Seeding Justice: A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

The current food price crisis clearly demonstrates this fundamental conflict. Industrial agribusiness corporations have reported record profits, while the number of those who are food insecure has surpassed one billion. , The extremes of wealth accumulation amidst deepening impoverishment make clear the need for re-structuring of the global economic system, starting with the replacement of the current industrial agricultural model with an agricultural system rooted in human needs and the global common good.

 

 

Doha: More of the Same, Developed Countries Won’t Change

Integral Ecology | Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Doha: More of the Same, Developed Countries Won’t Change

The climate talks in Doha last week failed to deliver cuts in carbon pollution and put no money on the table to help the poorest countries deal with climate change. As the international community attemtps to move forward towards a binding agreement for 2015, we must see far greater commitment from developed nations. We have seen only minimum commitment on the vital issue of equity, and without equity there will be no progress.

With other NGO's the Center of Concern urges Clinton to support GCCI in Doha

Integral Ecology | Mon, Nov 19, 2012

With other NGO's the Center of Concern urges Clinton to support GCCI in Doha

The Ecology and Development Project has signed on to a letter from sixteen CEOs and senior staff of environmental, development, and faith-based NGOs.. The letter calls on the Obama Administration to recommit to the Global Climate Change Initiative and international climate finance at the upcoming climate change negotiations in Doha.

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

Integral Ecology | Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Center of Concern Integral Ecology Project at Ignatian Family Teach-In

The Integral Ecology Project will present at a break-out session of the Ignatian Family Teach in on November 17, 2012 on "Climate Change and the Common Good." The COC presentation will provide a framework for Jesuit affiliated students and parishinors to dialogue about climate change, noting the values of Catholic Social Teaching.

Program Breakout Description: Is climate change a moral issue? What kind of language do we have as Catholics to reveal the moral implications of a changing climate? This workshop will explore how Catholic Social Teaching can give us compelling language and principles to illuminate the debates about climate change.

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