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Encyclical Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 dicembre 2018

In this Encyclical Pope Francis stressed the importance of strengthening responsibly the policies related to climate change, which is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods (see inter alia n. 181 and 23-26).Global leaders gathered in Katowice for COP 24 struggled to find the will to set aside their short-term economic and political interests and work for the common good. After a long and complex debate, they have found a consensus on the rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015. We are grateful to the leaders from States and other stakeholders who contributed to this multilateral dialogue and the writing of the rulebook. The consensus on the final document, rather complex and technically detailed, represents a confirmation of the commitments made three years ago in Paris and of the significance of multilateralism.Unfortunately, we must also note that the rulebook does not adequately reflect the urgency necessary to tackle climate change, which “represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day” (LS, 25). Moreover, the rulebook seems to downplay human rights, critical in reflecting the human face of climate change, which affects the most vulnerable people on earth. Their cry and that of the earth demand more ambition and greater urgency.
The Holy See Delegation, led by the Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, explained that advancing the dignity of the human person, alleviating poverty by the promotion of integral human development, and easing the impact of climate change through responsible mitigation and adaptation measures go hand in hand. We need a just transition period with all parties assuming their respective responsibilities according to the principle of equity.As the IPCC Special Report issued in October 2018 distressingly indicated, we are called to limit responsibly the average global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.Therefore, we encourage much greater ambition in delivering Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and stronger mechanisms toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, managing the decarbonisation of the current fossil fuel-based economy, transparently sharing the way each nation implements its commitments, addressing the issue of loss and damage, ensuring solid financial commitments, and promoting education in sustainability, responsible awareness, and lifestyle changes.Faith and reason must come together enabling us to make positive choices in our lifestyles, in how our economies are run, and in building a true global solidarity necessary to avert this climate crisis.

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Incontro: “Laudato Sì per la transizione energetica e una finanza sostenibile”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 giugno 2017

bolognaBologna Giovedì 8 giugno a Bologna dalle ore 10,00 alle 17,30 nella Sala Clelia Barbieri della Curia Arcivescovile, in Via Altobella 6, si terrà l’incontro “Laudato Sì per la transizione energetica e una finanza sostenibile. L’impegno cattolico e degli uomini di buona volontà per promuovere l’ecologia integrale.” organizzato dalla Diocesi di Bologna insieme all’Ufficio Nazionale per i problemi sociali e il lavoro CEI e a FOCSIV – Volontari nel mondo e inserito nel quadro delle iniziative di ALL4theGreen in concomitanza con il G7 Ambiente 2017 ospitato nel capoluogo dell’Emilia Romagna. Il riscaldamento globale, provocato dalla grande concentrazione dei gas serra e conseguenza del modello di sviluppo basato sull’uso indiscriminato ed intensivo dei combustibili fossili, mette di fronte all’umanità l’urgenza di una transizione energetica supportata da una finanza sostenibile, dalle opportunità tecnologiche e finanziarie esistenti e da buone pratiche da adottare in Italia e nel resto del mondo. Il cambiamento degli stili di vita, delle strutture tecnologiche e le scelte finanziare consapevoli diventano azioni imprescindibili per una vera modifica delle politiche energetiche e di sviluppo a livello globale e locale a partire dal basso: dalle diocesi, dalle parrocchie, dalle associazioni e dalla società civile. Bisogna dare vita ad iniziative concrete come quella del disinvestimento, avviato con la Campagna Internazionale #Divest e in Italia #Divestitaly, dalle fonti fossili e il reinvestimento nelle fonti rinnovabili, utilizzando tecnologie e strumenti finanziari più consapevoli e responsabili, sia sul piano ambientale che sociale e con la Campagna Shine per sostenere l’accesso all’energia pulita dell’oltre miliardo di poveri esclusi nei paesi del Sud del mondo, rispondendo agli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile concordati dalle Nazioni Unite.
Una risposta concreta per il miglioramento delle condizioni di vita della Casa comune e una chiara indicazione al Presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump dell’importanza di tenere fede agli impegni presi in merito agli Accordi di Parigi dal suo predecessore.
L’incontro bolognese aperto da Monsignor Matteo M. Zuppi, Arcivescovo Metropolita di Bologna, e dal Ministro dell’Ambiente e della tutela del Territorio e del Mare, Gian Luca Galletti, proseguirà nella mattinata con gli interventi di Andrea Stocchiero, Policy Officer FOCSIV, Maria Grazia Midulla, Responsabile Clima ed Energia. WWF Italia, Don Giuseppe Corti, Delegato Vescovile Pastorale sociale del lavoro e della custodia del creato della Diocesi di Como, Don Rodolfo Pizzolli, Delegato vescovile problemi sociali e lavoro della Chiesa di Trento, Riccardo Rossella, Italian Climate Network e Coordinatore Campagna #DivestItaly, Francesca Novella, Ufficio Policy FOCSIV, Paolo Chesani, direttore CEFA Onlus socio FOCSIV, Francesco Biacciato, Forum Finanza Sostenibile.
Nel pomeriggio l’evento sarà rivolto ai rappresentanti di diocesi, parrocchie e associazioni affinché adottino e promuovano azioni concrete di cambiamento in particolare sull’efficientamento energetico e sulle scelte finanziarie etiche. In tal senso, esporranno le opportunità Livio Gualerzi, Responsabile CEI per la gestione delle risorse finanziarie e progetti speciali, Alessandra Vescovi, Responsabile Area Education ALTIS Alta Scuola Impresa e Società Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Donatella Fortini e Valerio Cenacchi, Private Banker Fideuram e A.M Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile, Aldo Bonati, Deputy-Head of Analysis and Research, Etica SGR e Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile, Giorgio Capurri, Environmental Management System Representative UniCredit e Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile, Simonetta Bono, Business Development Manager, Vigeo Eiris e Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile, Angelo Pensa, Direzione Finanza Investimenti Alternativi & Innovazione Finanziaria Unipol SAI e Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile, Isabel Reuss, Senior Portfolio Manager European Equities Allianz Global Investors e Socio Forum Finanza Sostenibile. Le conclusioni della giornata saranno affidate a Monsignor Luigi Bressan, Assistente Ecclesiastico FOCSIV.

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Conferenza Laudato Si’ e Investimenti Cattolici

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 dicembre 2016

casa-comuneRoma 27 Gennaio 2017 (09.00 – 17.00) presso la Sala Pio XI della Pontificia Università Lateranense conferenza su Energia Pulita per la nostra Casa Comune, promossa da FOCSIV, la commissione Giustizia e Pace dell’USG/UISG (Superiore e Superiori Generali), il Movimento cattolico Mondiale per il Clima (GCCM),CAFOD, Trócaire e CIDSE.
Dando seguito all’urgente appello alla conversione ecologica del Santo Padre nella Laudato Si’, relatori di alto livello come il Cardinale Peter Turkson (Dicastero per il Servizio dello Sviluppo Umano Integrale) e Christiana Figueres (EX Segretario Esecutivo della Convenzione Onu su cambiamenti climatici) esamineranno i legami tra il disinvestimento dai combustibili fossili, l’investimento in energie rinnovabili gestite da comunità locali ed organizzazioni cattoliche. Saranno inoltre presenti soggetti finanziari impegnati in Responsabilità Sociale d’Impresa ed altri rappresentanti di istituzioni cattoliche che stanno già agendo concretamente per il clima tramite precise scelte di disinvestimento e reinvestimento responsabile.
La conferenza si pone l’obiettivo di mettere in collegamento le diverse realtà del mondo cattolico in modo che possano prendere azioni specifiche per una transizione urgente verso la giustizia climatica, compreso il disinvestimento da combustibili fossili e investimenti in energie rinnovabili gestite dalle comunità locali, partendo dalla condivisione di un’ispirazione comune per il cambiamento e condividendo buone pratiche di impegno per la casa comune e per le comunità più fragili.

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Un Master per la “casa comune” all’Università Europea di Roma

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 ottobre 2015

università europea romaIl rapporto con la natura, lo sviluppo sostenibile e l’etica ambientale sono temi di grande attualità, che toccano la nostra vita quotidiana. In questi anni si è riflettuto molto sulle possibili strade da percorrere per cercare di rispettare la bellezza e l’armonia del mondo che ci circonda. Anche Papa Francesco, nell’Enciclica “Laudato si’” ha ricordato la sfida urgente di proteggere la nostra casa comune: “Abbiamo bisogno di un confronto che ci unisca tutti, perché la sfida ambientale che viviamo, e le sue radici umane, ci riguardano e ci toccano tutti”.Per approfondire questi temi l’Università Europea di Roma (www.unier.it) ha dato vita ad un Master Universitario di Secondo Livello in Sistemi di Qualificazione Ambientale nel Mercato Edilizio Europeo e Italiano: Economia del Green Building e del Green Retrofitting. Il Master ha l’obiettivo di formare professionisti altamente specializzati nella certificazione ambientale degli edifici, sia negli interventi di nuova edificazione dei cosiddetti edifici verdi (green building) che in quelli di riqualificazione dell’esistente (green retrofitting).Verranno illustrati e inquadrati i protocolli ambientali ed energetici più diffusi, da quelli cogenti a quelli volontari, focalizzando gli aspetti legati alla professionalità necessaria per la loro implementazione e per l’applicabilità nel territorio nazionale.

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Civil society leaders speaking at a Our Voices press conference in Rome positively assessed the impact of the Pope´s Encyclical, “Laudato Si´

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 luglio 2015

vaticano“The Encyclical represents the most visible expression of the widespread increase in religious engagement of every major faith tradition around the climate crisis”, the Rev. Fletcher Harper, priest of the US Episcopal (Anglican) church stated. Coordinator of Our Voices, the interfaith global movement for climate action and executive director of GreenFaith, the US-based think tank for religion and ecology, Fr. Fletcher stated that “one recent example was the recent Multi-Faith Emerging Leaders Convergence in Rome (29 June to 1 July) organised by Our Voices to train 100 young faith leaders from 40 countries and all major faith traditions in advocacy and outreach on climate change issues, with strong emphasis on the Encyclical. The preceding large and widely reported interfaith climate change march on 28 June to St. Peter´s Square involved broad representation of both faiths and civil society movements, earning a much appreciated public welcome from the Pope after the end of his Angelus message”. “Fighting climate change is fighting poverty and injustice. All of us share the Encyclical´s impatience at the lack of progress in the UN climate negotiations. Decisive action is needed now, we urge world leaders not to miss the opportunity at the next negotiations in Paris in December. The growth of the climate movement in the faith community and more broadly has provided the kind of political cover that world leaders need in order to act.” According to Wael Hmaidan, Director of the 900-NGO Climate Action Network International the Encyclical set high standards for global political action. “Whatever comes out of the forthcoming high-level global meetings, such as the new Sustainable Development Agenda at UN General Assembly in September and the Climate negotiations in Paris in December, will be compared to the visionary nature of the Encyclical. This document makes clear what needs to happen to address climate change, which is to gradually and without delay replacing fossil fuels with sustainable solutions, especially renewable energies. Will the international political community be brave enough to commit to this vision?” Speaking for the Italian Climate Network, Dr. Federico Brocchieri, Coordinator of ICN’s youth section, said that the Encyclical would have “a very important role in increasing awareness worldwide, particularly in Italy. It may not have a direct impact on the UN negotiations, although it could help us measure how far the action taken by For more information contact: media@ourvoices.net | alex.price@ourvoices.net
governments in Paris will be in line or not with the targets set by science. Our organization undertakes a broad range of activities both to inform the Italian public but also to influence the outcome of the climate negotiations, participating in a major recent push by youth organisations for the concept of intergenerational equity to be included in the current negotiating text for Paris.” Josianne Gauthier, Director of the In-Canada Programs at Development and Peace
(Canada) said that “as the Encyclical makes clear, fighting climate change and poverty must go together. Our member organisations will be promoting it in their countries, and running a massive campaign, Create a climate of change. We in Canada will be campaigning this autumn to educate the government of Canada. CIDSE calls on everyone to effect a personal transformation and change of lifestyle. If the public demands something of government which is coherent with its personal choices, then surely politicians cannot ignore popular will. We are hopeful that change is possible, and happening: we have to hold on to the idea of humans being capable of doing good.” “The CIDSE network of 17 Catholic development NGOs, to which my organisation belongs, in partnership with the Holy See´s Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace organised a broad gathering of diverse catholic and non-catholic representatives as well as scientists on 2-3 July in Rome to celebrate the launch of the Encyclical.We see this document as a real call to action and prayer, especially for Catholics.” Isaiah Toroitich, Global Policy and Advocacy Co-ordinator of ACT Alliance (a coalition of 147 non-Catholic Christian NGOs active in over 140 nations) said that his alliance was focusing on advocacy activities relating to climate finance, adaptation, loss and damage and low carbon development. “We immediately welcomed the Encyclical in a press statement. We feel it gives us an additional moral and ethical imperative that supports our calls for equity and climate justice.” ” The document addresses the world community, it is an inspiration to all civil society to boldly ask for higher ambition from governments. The Holy Father called out powerful governments and businesses that seem to have been concealing the problem to show an honest and genuine commitment to address the issues.“ “We will continue referring to the Encyclical in our work, particularly in Africa at the forthcoming launch next month of the Mozambique to Kenya two-month bicycle pilgrimage involving many thousands of young people, supported by our Climate Change Ambassador, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Most. Rev. Thabo Magkoba.“ The former senior climate change negotiator and Climate Commissioner of the Philippines, Yeb Saño, who now leads the Our Voices People´s Pilgrimage for Climate Action, culminating in his heading a 1500km/ 26-person walk from Rome to Paris starting on 30 September, envisions this activity “as a special journey bringing a rich tapestry of spiritual traditions from all over the world. The Pilgrimage pays homage to every community that stands up against climate change and shows resilience.” “Together we will have totalled 40,000 kms, or the equivalent of the world´s circumference: the Encyclical also has 40,000 words. As we reach Paris we will be joined by pilgrims from all over Europe while other pilgrimages will be happening across the world. Of course, it will doubtless take much more than our pilgrimage and civil society mobilisations to improve the outcome of the Paris negotiations compared to current expectations – we need a spiritual and ecological conversion on a planetary scale”.

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Pope Francis offers hope in encyclical on caring for our common home

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 giugno 2015

vaticanoPope Francis sets out a vision for rebalancing the inequalities between rich and poor in his first encyclical Laudato Si’, on ‘Caring for our Common Home’.Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila in the Philippines said the encyclical reflects what Caritas is witnessing in poor communities around the world:“I visit communities where people are living on trash heaps. Children are born in trash, grow up and die there. They feel like trash. This is not God’s creation, this is manmade. Pope Francis is inviting everyone to reflect on this reality. He is calling on us to ‘aim for a new lifestyle’, to change the economic structures that have caused so much harm and regain our responsibility for others and the world. Laudato Si’ will inspire the work of Caritas organisations for years to come.”
The encyclical touches on key aspects of Caritas’ work around the world such as the environment, labour exploitation, agriculture and social inequality. President of Catholic Relief Services/Caritas USA was one of the four people to present at the launch of the encyclical in the Vatican on Thursday.“Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years,” writes Pope Francis in the letter. “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”The papal letter looks at “the intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet”. It comes at a key time for global development. The UN will launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September, where Pope Francis will attend.
World leaders will then gathering in Paris for the UN Climate Conference in December. “Recent World Summits on the environment have failed” writes the pope, calling climate change “one of the principal challenges facing humanity”. The pope calls on governments to make binding commitments to “ensure the protection of ecosystems”.The encyclical says climate change is a symptom of a wider sickness. Caritas says it calls for a transformation from the way we live now to one of greater respect for people and the planet. “The human environment and the natural environment deteriorate together; we cannot adequately combat environmental degradation unless we attend to causes related to human and social degradation,” writes the pope. “Every ecological approach needs to incorporate a social perspective which takes into account the fundamental rights of the poor and the underprivileged …by itself the market cannot guarantee integral human development and social inclusion”.Caritas says Laudato Si’ is above all a message of hope and of action. Pope Francis writes, “All is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start”.Individually, the pope writes, we have a responsibility to live more frugal lives where we end the cycle of wanting more as it means less for the poor and less for the planet. He is inviting everyone to play a role, highlighting that other faiths are engaging. He says that Christians must realise that their “duty towards nature and the Creator, are an essential part of their faith’”.

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