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We are fast reaching the tipping point, eco theologian warns

As the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) continues in Madrid, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned that climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing humans and all of the planet's species.

2019.12.08.

“Farmers are good stewards of the landscape”

Climate scientist Professor John Sweeney says agro companies that are not supplying farmers with adequate recompense for their produce should be shamed not farmers.

2019.12.07.

As climate change hits sub-Saharan Africa, Catholic aid agencies respond

Trócaire well project has changed our lives, says Malawi village leader Fastino Kimwendo.

2019.11.17.

Inhabitants of this planet in peril says President

Climate change is the most pressing issue facing us all as a global community – President Michael D Higgins at the Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice.

2019.11.14.

UN Sustainable Development Goals review reveal that development aid works, say Trócaire

“When the world comes together, united by a plan and determined to help the world’s poorest, we can see wonderful results.”

2019.09.29.

Bishops back today’s school strike on climate change

“My key message today is: wherever we call home it is incumbent on all of us to live responsibly, and in a sustainable way, always thinking of our neighbour” – Bishop Alan McGuckian, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.09.20.

Only one week left to find Ireland’s favourite prayer and to write new prayers for environment

“If every family in the world consumed the same as the average Irish family consumes today, we would need 3.3 planets to supply our needs. This is simply unsustainable,” says Bishop Nulty.

2019.09.04.

Trócaire blames Brazilian prime minister for Amazon fires

“Bolsonaro fought an election campaign on the basis of promises to open up the ‘unproductive’ Amazon region for companies.”

2019.08.25.

Time for climate change prevention is running out, warns Pope

“It is the poor who suffer the worst impacts of the climate crisis.”

2019.06.17.

“We all need to nurture the courage to tell the truth”

Climate activist Dr Lorna Gold commends student journalists for their willingness to write about climate change ahead of the first climate strike at Dalgan Park, Co. Meath.

2019.06.04.

Colomban environmental campaigner happy that green agenda is centre stage

But the ethics of care for nature must extend to the unborn, says Fr Sean McDonagh.

2019.05.31.

Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

UK 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gases welcomed by bishops

“In achieving this target, we must all play our part, and I’m proud that the Catholic community has taken a leading role in showing what can be achieved.”

2019.05.06.

Theologian seeks urgent revision of Draft National Energy and Climate Plan

A report published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August 2018 showed that Ireland was way off track in reaching its carbon reduction targets, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned.

2019.03.22.

Inventive young scientists help developing world

Of the 550 projects displayed at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019, 88 explored climate change and environmental issues, responding to challenges caused by excessive carbon emissions and toxic refuse generated by excessive lifestyles.

2019.01.17.

Faith and reason must come together to avert climate crisis

Katowice agreement was not sufficient to give us confidence that the Paris agreement would be implemented says Irish delegate at Climate Conference.

2018.12.21.

New impetus needed to provide housing, says bishop in Christmas message

“Very many are under great strain because accommodation and housing is scarce or beyond their reach. A new political impetus is required along with real determination to make inroads into this critical need in so many people’s lives” – Bishop William Crean, Cloyne.

2018.12.20.

Columbans urge youth to tackle climate change through media

Students aged 15 to 18 are invited to write an article or make a video report on the topic: ‘The Challenge of Climate Change’.

2018.12.11.

Midlands faces sharp recession, says bishop

“I cannot overstate the depth of the impact that the loss of a major source of employment like Bord na Móna will have on a rural area which is weak with comparable alternatives.”

2018.10.26.

Schools journalism competition on climate change

“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”

2018.10.16.

President Higgins calls for sustainable farms and communities in the face of climate change

“For the most dangerous consequences of climate change will fall on those least able to bear them, on those areas already vulnerable to desertification and rising sea levels.” President Michael D Higgins.

2018.09.20.

Former Green Party leader warns of homelessness, climate change

Former Government Minister and Green Party leader ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford.

2018.09.10.

Irish bishops farewell oil and gas investments

“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”

2018.08.25.

Where now for Irish international development policy? Consultation launched

The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.

2018.08.09.

Maynooth hosts International Federation of Catholic Universities

Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.

2018.07.24.

Another first! Ireland first in world to divest from fossil fuels

“Ireland is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the international community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term vested interests.”

2018.07.15.

The planet is “on the brink of an unprecedented global catastrophe”

Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

2018.07.06.

Bishop Nulty urges farming families to be alert to farm safety

“The numbers dying are still too great; the occasions of death are still too familiar; the column inches in newsprint, national and provincial, are still too frequent” - Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warns.

2018.06.27.

Author urges parents to prioritise fight against climate change

It is the story about doing everything we can for the sake of our children's future, says Dr Lorna Gold.

2018.06.17.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels Pope tells oil executives

“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

2018.06.10.
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