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...

African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith
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African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith from around the African continent to the Kenyan government, the African Union and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the African Climate Summit and the African Climate Week, Nairobi, Kenya 4th – 6th September 2023. We, faith leaders, representing the diverse and united voices of African multi-faith leaders, come...

Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.
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Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.

Press Release Nairobi, September 2nd, 2023 – In an unprecedented move, children and young advocates from the Global South have come together to vocalize their concerns and aspira@ons regarding climate change and global financial jus@ce. Converging in Nairobi from 31st August to 2nd September 2023 for the 1st Ever Global Child-led Climate Change Summit, these...

The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28
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The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28

Theme: “A Platform to Mobilize Children Globally to Influence Climate Finance, Policy Makers in Favor of the Global South“ Outcome Statement We the Global Child-led Climate Change Summit Committee (GCCCS) and the children representatives from Global South who have authored the New Children’s Global Financial Pact Declaration and presented it to Global Leaders and those...

African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.
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African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.

We, leaders of Catholic and other Christian Faith Denominations, Muslim and Indigenous Religions met at Elysian Resort in Nairobi on August 7-8, 2023 to discuss and propose solutions on how Africa can emerge from multiple and interlinked crises amongst others: the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity,...

Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit
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Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), is currently underway at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, from 24th to 26th July 2023. The Summit aims to evaluate the progress made since the initial UN Food Systems Summit...

New Global Financing Pact Summit
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New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. The long-anticipated New Global Financial Pact Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, commenced yesterday, June 22nd, in Paris. After months of preparation, including webinars, working groups, and drafting concept papers, this meeting aims to forge a “New Global Financing Pact.” The Summit is ambitiously striving to establish a more...

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A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation

A Just Transition for Africa: Mining for Climate Change Mitigation Bryan P. Galligan, S.J. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, governments and corporations must embark on an ambitious transition away from fossil fuel-based energy sources as soon as possible. At the same time, many voices have argued that a successful energy transition will...

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