JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28
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JENA and PACJA Host “A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation – Ethical Perspectives” Side Event at COP 28

The shift to clean energy systems, including in transport, to keep pace with the global net-zero emissions by 2050 target is set to drive a huge increase in demand for critical minerals globally. This increased demand presents environmental, economic, geopolitical, and trade consequences for Africa. There is a need for the African region to capitalize...

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023
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United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 November – 12 December 2023 First Part of the High-Level SegmentUnited Nations Climate Change ConferenceDubai, United Arab Emirates, 2023 The first part of the high-level segment (HLS) of COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5 will be held during the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) from...

Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28
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Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28

By; Kevin Okoth Ouko-JENA This year’s international climate change conference, 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), will be the first such conference to have a major focus on food. The COPs is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its annual sessions aim to promote institutional and administrative provisions...

AFRICA/DR CONGO – The President of the Bishops’ Conference: “The so-called ‘energy transition’ is causing enormous environmental damage in my Country”
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AFRICA/DR CONGO – The President of the Bishops’ Conference: “The so-called ‘energy transition’ is causing enormous environmental damage in my Country”

Kinshasa (Agenzia Fides) – Wars for the mineral resources of the energy transition, exploitation of Congolese resources for a supposed global ecologism that in reality causes enormous damage to the environment and people of Congo: this is the worrying scenario that the Archbishop of Kisangani and President of the Congolese Bishops’ Conference, Marcel Utembi Tapa,...

No Climate Justice Without Financial and Debt Justice
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No Climate Justice Without Financial and Debt Justice

By Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. As we converge on the precipice of the upcoming COP 28, an exigent issue looms over our collective conscience—financial and debt justice as prerequisites for true climate justice. We find ourselves at a critical juncture where the resilience of our nations is pitted against a burgeoning financial crisis, one that...

Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

By:Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which ran from 12th to 25th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health,...

Global Policies for Agroecology: Nurturing Sustainable Food Systems
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Global Policies for Agroecology: Nurturing Sustainable Food Systems

By Kevin Okoth Ouko-Research and Policy Analyst, Kenya Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, affecting every corner of the globe. As temperatures rise, extreme weather events become more frequent, and ecosystems are disrupted, it’s clear that urgent action is needed to mitigate its effects. Agriculture is a significant contributor...

POPE FRANCIS, LAUDATE DEUM
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POPE FRANCIS, LAUDATE DEUM

A BACKGROUNDER ON THE DOCUMENT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR COP28 By: Bryan P Galligan, S.J. On October 4, 2023, just two months before UNFCCC COP28, Pope Francis released a new pastoral document addressing the climate crisis. This document, Laudate Deum, is addressed “to all people of good will” and is intended to be an...

Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice
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Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice

By Thomas Pogge As world leaders convene at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the eagerly awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit from 18th to 19th September 2023, the global governance landscape has witnessed a transformative change: the African Union’s landmark inclusion into the G20. Founded in 1999, in the wake of the...

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