"The success proves that Independents can legislate and are capable of being legislatures of change," says Donegal TD Thomas Pringle.
“It is the poor who suffer the worst impacts of the climate crisis.”
“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.”
“The poor are suffering greatly from the climate crisis and fossil fuels are among the main drivers of this injustice,” says Cardinal Luis Tagle of Caritas Internationalis.
The institutions are located on five continents, and represent fields ranging from a holy site, to finance, and church hierarchical bodies.Their decision to withdraw financial support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy.
“These divestment commitments represent an important step towards fulfilling the promise and the call of Laudato Si."
“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."
Global climate campaign 350.org petitions Pope Francis.
Synod votes in 'Go Green' week, the largest national week of student action on climate.