An African Catholic Priest heading a Jesuit entity has lauded the resolution by the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt to establish a loss and damage fund as an “important first step” in attaining climate justice.
The role of faith leaders is “cardinal” in ensuring the conversion of hearts for the good of the environment, the Catholic Priest overseeing the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said.
Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have welcomed the provisional deal to waive patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as one of the first steps towards achieving social justice.
African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.
The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.