Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Financing Sustainable Development: Are We Up to the Challenge?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Declaration and reaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015 will be a year of reckoning and looking ahead. The international community will need to forge a new framework to finance sustainable development. A new paper released by CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic agencies of which Center of Concern is a member, relies on Catholic Social tradition to recommend measures needed for financing the new development agenda.


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. 

Center of Concern | Fri, Jun 15, 2012

CIDSE Activities in Rio

The CIDSE delegation, the Center of Concern's partners at the Rio+20 conference, have arrived and begun their work.  Keep track of their activities and reports from the scene.  Pictures of opening mass/press conference on Sunday are on our flickr pages, pics from our events at the People's Summit will follow today:

Cidse Conference on Sustainable Development

Center of Concern | Tue, Nov 15, 2011

What is Sustainable Development?

On 13 and 14 September, representatives of CIDSE member and partner organisations, academics, institutions and the Church from around the world met in Brussels to discuss alternative models of development, which put people and the environment first. Watch a short video clip of participants answering the question, What is Sustainable Development?  You will find cameo appearances of the Center of Concern's Julia Wartenberg and Jim Hug.