Professor John Fitzgerald, chair of the advisory committee to the Government on the environment, will address the conference on ‘Ecology and Economics’.
“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”
Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.
"When history records the actions we take or fail to take at this our moment of truth, we will not have the excuse that we did not understand, that we did not know."
'Summit of Consciences for the Climate' focuses on citizen involvement. Meanwhile Trócaire disappointed that Climate Bill shelved till after summer recess. "This latest delay will see us lose yet more time completing legislation on what is the most pressing issue facing the planet today," says Trócaire Executive Director.
International alliance of 17 Catholic development organisations from Europe and North America launches three-year campaign: 'Change for the Planet - Care for the People.'
“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”
Cardinal Turkson warns, “We clearly need a fundamental change of course, to protect the earth and its people – which, in turn, will allow us to ‘dignify humanity’."
Conference statement says, "Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity."
“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.