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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.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Center of Concern featured at workshop on innovative finance

The 2011 Forum of Interaction, the umbrella organization for development NGOs in the US, is being held August 10-12 in Washington DC. Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a workshop on how to build support for innovative financing mechanisms to support development and climate needs. See a short paper addressing innovative finance mechanisms. See Interaction Forum's program for this year.

We're Hot as Hell and We're Not Going to Take It Any More

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Aug 9, 2010

We're Hot as Hell and We're Not Going to Take It Any More

Try to fit these facts together:

  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest six months, and the warmest April, May, and June on record. 
  • A "staggering" new study from Canadian researchers has shown that warmer seawater has reduced phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain, by 40% since 1950.
  • Nine nations have so far set their all-time temperature records in 2010, including Russia (111 degrees), Niger (118), Sudan (121), Saudi Arabia and Iraq (126 apiece), and Pakistan, which also set the new all-time Asia record in May: a hair under 130 degrees. I can turn my oven to 130 degrees.
  • And then, in late July, the U.S. Senate decided to do exactly nothing about climate change.
Center Focus, Issue 181 - Summer 2009

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 15, 2009

Center Focus, Issue 181 - Summer 2009

In this issue:·        

  • Re-Planning Our Journey:  Pope Benedict Addresses the Crises -- Jim Hug, SJ     
  • Time Ripe for Serious Commitments on Climate Change -- Theresa Polk       
  • Developing Countries Give Voice to Financial and Economic Crises -- Aldo Caliari
  • Rich Country Food Initiative Falls Short -- Theresa Polk
  • Economics for the 21st Century -- Kristin Sampson         
  • The Intersection of Climate Change, Agriculture, and Development:  An Interview with Laura Hurtado (Guatemala) and Fatou Mbaye (Senegal) -- Chadi el-Khoury    
Crossing the Threshold of Hope:  Seeing the U.S. Elections and Financial Crisis Globally

Center of Concern | Thu, Oct 9, 2008

Crossing the Threshold of Hope: Seeing the U.S. Elections and Financial Crisis Globally

As the unraveling financial crisis has shown this week, for all the walls we may attempt to build, our borders are far more porous than we ever could have imagined. What happens here reverberates far beyond, not only from Wall Street to the proverbial Main Street, but to Italy and Germany and India and Peru.