Category: Environmental Justice

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Poverty and the Environment

Poverty is an ecological problem. Although degradation of the environment affects all human populations, it hits those living in poverty the hardest, says Catherine Devitt.

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Young Adults Will Carry Burden of Climate Change

In the latest edition of Working Notes, Catherine Devitt explores how the imminent global threats of climate change and environmental degradation will affect the future of Ireland’s young adults, and the importance of education and policy-making in helping to mitigate the worst effects.  

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Government must now act on Citizens’ Assembly recommendations for climate action, says Jesuit Centre

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has welcomed strong calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the government to increase political action on addressing climate change.

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Climate Change Submission to Citizens’ Assembly

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice recently made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic “Making Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change”.   

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JCFJ Joins European Research Initiative for Social Transformation

The only way to address the problems facing our societies is to understand them. This basic assumption guides an innovative new initiative from the European Jesuit provinces which seek to bring their networks of universities and social centres together to tackle the challenges that most press on European societies.  

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Jesuit Centre raises concern over legality of government draft Climate Plan

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has called upon the Government to adhere to the legislative requirements of the Climate and Low Carbon Development Act (2015) when formalising the National Mitigation Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jesuit Centre welcomes Dáil support for Divestment Bill as a hopeful sign for climate action

The Centre welcomes the Dáil’s decision to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill. The Bill will bring about legislation requiring Ireland’s National Strategic Investment Fund to withdraw over €8 billion worth of taxpayers money from fossil fuel companies, and ban any future investments in the fossil fuel industry.

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Ireland’s inaction an affront to global climate agreement

Wednesday October 5th marked the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Undoubtedly, this is a welcomed milestone in international efforts to curb dangerous climate change levels; however without committed, ambitious and tangible efforts at a national level, the goals of the agreement will not be achieved. In response to the ratification, the Stop… Read more »

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Jesuit Centre says Ireland’s lenient 2030 climate targets do little for climate justice

The Centre has criticised the Government’s position towards tackling climate change, following the European Commission’s recent publication of its 2030 targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, for each Member State. Ireland received significant concessions, reducing its 2030 targets significantly, in comparison to the targets of other EU Member States. While some have described the… Read more »

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Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice to jointly host seminar on Laudato Si’on June 8th

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice to jointly host seminar on Laudato Si’on June 8th On June 8th, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and Trόcaire, in association with the Loyola Institute (Trinity College Dublin) will host a seminar event titled ‘Caring for our Common Home; Towards an Integrated Perspective on Society and the Environment’.… Read more »