The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s government to strengthen the policies and programs so as to address the current impact of climate change in the Southern African nation.
The Vatican said that ‘various gaps’ had emerged at COP26 in Scotland.
The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’
Representatives of Africa-based civil society groups have called on governments and climate negotiators who have planned to attend the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to make human rights the centre of their deliberations.
Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”
Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.
They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.
There is need for those at the helm of global and regional institutions to work toward climate change policies that directly target poor populations, the leadership of Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, in Malawi has said.
On the occasion of this year’s World Humanitarian Day marked Thursday, August 19, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their climate change interventions around the world, including two countries in Africa.
The pope is expected to attend the “world leaders summit” in the opening days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow on Nov. 1-12.
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is appealing to developed countries to support “developing countries” including those in Africa in their respective fight against “challenging climate conditions.”
Kennedy Mutua, a Kenyan postgraduate student pursuing climate change at a University in Hungary is eager to implement top-notch technologies in environmental conservation when he returns to Kenya.
Pope Francis launched Tuesday the Vatican’s seven-year Laudato si’ action plan to implement environmental sustainability in different sectors of the Church from religious orders to Catholic schools and hospitals.
The leadership of a Catholic aid agency with programs in South Sudan has, in a report, attributed water shortages in the East-Central African nation to the protracted conflict and vagaries of the climate.
The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.
Pope Francis sent a video message to the TED Countdown summit on climate change Saturday explaining how a more “integral ecology” can help the poor.
Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia, the humanitarian and development arm of Catholic Bishops in Zambia.
In order to address the various crises facing Senegal as part of the “effects of climate change,” the Catholic Church in the West African nation, through its humanitarian arm Caritas Senegal, has launched the Senegal Emergency Fund (SEF) that seeks to help vulnerable persons in crisis situations.
In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.