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Caritas Zambia Livelihoods and Climate Change Specialist, Ms. Musamba Mubanga speaking at a COP26 side event  in Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia Urges Government to Strengthen Policies to Address Climate Change

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. 

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COP26 Final Agreement “deeply disappointing, missed opportunity”: Catholic Entity

Failure by global leaders to include loss and damage financing in the final COP26 agreement is “deeply disappointing,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has said.  

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Corporations Trampling on People’s Rights, Destroying Environment: Catholic Charity

As world powers prepare to conclude the landmark COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has decried the role of powerful corporations in contributing to the climate crisis and environmental degradation.

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Vatican Calls for "clear roadmap" as Climate Summit Enters Final Stretch

The Vatican said that ‘various gaps’ had emerged at COP26 in Scotland.

Pope Francis, pictured on April 17, 2013. Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to COP26: "Now is the time to act, urgently, courageously, and responsibly"

The pope said he had hoped to attend the meeting, but it ‘was not possible.’

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Put Human Rights Agenda at Centre of COP 26, Civil Societies Urge African Nations

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. 

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Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

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.”

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope, Faith Leaders Issue Carbon Emissions Appeal Ahead of UN Climate Change Conference

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.

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Catholic Entity in Africa Mobilizing Signatures to Advocate for Climate Friendly Decisions

The leadership of Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa, a Catholic organization championing for the care of the earth and ecological justice, is calling on Christians across the continent to append their signatures to the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Catholic Petition and lobby political leaders to make climate friendly decisions.

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Work Toward Pro-Poor Climate Change Policies: Catholic Charity in Malawi to Global Leaders

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. 

Pope Francis boards his flight to Baghdad, Iraq on March 5, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis Not Expected to Offer Public Mass During His November Visit to Scotland

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.

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Cancel African Nations’ Debts, Caritas Internationalis Urges G-7 Countries Ahead of Summit

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has urged the Group of Seven (G-7) countries, which comprises the U.S., UK, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, and Japan, to consider canceling debts owed to them by struggling African countries.

A poster announcing the round-table  on climate change organized by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) in in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Credit: All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)

COP26: Church Leaders in Africa Confident Climate Policies Will Be Friendly to Continent

Members of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have, at the end of their round-table deliberations on climate change in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, exuded confidence that the planed 26th Climate Change Conference of Partners (COP26) will yield friendly policies for the continent.

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Pan African Climate Entity Urges World Leaders to Consider Africans’ Interests at COP26

Members of the consortium of Africa-based entities seeking to find solutions to climatic and environmental challenges, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), have called on the U.S President to reach out to other world leaders and work toward outcomes that favor Africans during the planned United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) later this year. 

COP26: Jesuit Superiors in Africa and Europe Concerned about Delay of Climate Talks

The leaders of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar as well as those in Europe have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing their concern over the postponement of talks on climate change, which were originally scheduled to be held in Glasgow this year from November 9-19.