Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Development’

Energy mix in the EU after COP21

The time has come to make the Paris Agreement real. Renewables are the clear option in the new energy mix. Even in the face of difficulties, the EU should not […]

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations, both  in Europe and in the […]

Global response to Laudato si’

The Encyclical Laudato si’ by Pope Francis published in June has had an amazing effect beyond the boundaries of the Catholic Church. Politicians, scientists, academics and representatives of a large […]

Making concrete the EU commitment on climate change

The environment ministers of the EU confirmed the proposal for COP21 to reduce emissions at least by 40% by 2030, and to reduce 80-95% in 2050 compared with 1990 In […]

Economics of climate change: the economical debt?

Climate change has many dimensions: physical, social, political and also economical. Mitigation is a challenge to our economies. Waiting is not longer an option. We tend to associate climate change with […]

Pope’s encyclical on environment sparks comments and hope

Ecology and Jesuits in Communication (Ecojesuit.com) has launched its special edition on Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical released last 18 June.  This edition features six stories from colleagues in […]

EU Commissioner Cañete: “The call of Pope Francis to combat climate change could not be more timely”

The Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, talks about challenges facing the EU as regards these matters and the contribution for the COP21 in Paris next December. There […]

Catholic organisations’ initiatives to face up to climate change

CIDSE is an international alliance of 17 Catholic development organisations working together for global justice. Caritas Internationalis is a network comprising 165 organisations. It works for a world of peace, […]

Adaptation or needed resilience

The impact of climate change will become more intense and its effects will be irreversible. We will have to adapt to new physical and climatic conditions. This article is the […]

EU treads a tightrope dealing with Juncker plan

The European Parliament (EP) discussed last month, April 20th, the European Strategic Investment Fund (EFSI) known as the core of the Plan Juncker, but it rejected it because of the […]

Mitigation or how to limit the impacts of climate change

In 2013 the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced that Europe had already reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% with reference to the 1990 level, but this reduction is […]

Climate Change: a critical time

The agenda for the climate change discussions is taking shape in the midst of important developments. The next COP 21 will be a crucial moment for courageous political decisions. The […]

Rio+20, the future we don’t want

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 in commemoration of that celebrated in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, culminated in the agreement entitled “The Future We […]