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Eco-bites | March 2021
An old voice

 
Finding one voice from different parts of the world is not easy, but the Core Group of Ecojesuit, the global Jesuit network for ecology, has been trying to do just that for almost three years.
 
 Editorial by Edmond Grace SJ
Campaign Project Officer at CIDSE, Giorgio Gotra joins us to discuss the global situation of the youth and the intersection between ecology and socio-economic inclusion across generations. Dive into the challenges facing young people, their inspiration and their potential to shape our future in Europe and beyond at this month's edition of the story. 
 
IXE Statement on the ecological transition
Europe, March 2021
The Initiative of Christians for Europe (IXE) released an statement regarding the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference signed and and co-developed by Martin Maier SJ JESC Secretary for European Affairs. Read IXE's Statement here
 
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The Irish province ecological policy
Dublin, March 2021
Led by Dr Ciara Murphy from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, the Irish province is embarking in the development of a comprehensive ecological policy as part of their response to the UAPs and the spirit of Laudato Si'. Listen Ciara’s podcast to learn more about the Irish Province’s discernment of a collective response to the current crisis.
 
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Philosophy, theology and agriculture
Oxford, March 2021
On March 9 the Laudato Si Research Institute held the public lecture ‘Philosophy, Theology and Agriculture: The Missing Link’. Delivered by Dr. Carmody Grey, this webinar addressed what agriculture shows us about human nature and how can philosophy and theology contribute to a richer understanding of agriculture. Watch the lecture here.

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Sacred people, sacred earth
Brussels, March 2021
On March 11, CIDSE joined the Global Day of Action towards a compassionate and fair world launched by the Green Faith International Network. The Green Faith International Network seeks to impulse the growth and influence of the global religious movement on climate change action before COP26. You can read the "Sacred People, Sacred Earth Day of Action" statement here.
 
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Climate change conference
Chicago, March 2021
This month, the School of Environmental Sustainability of Loyola University Chicago held its sixth annual Climate Change Conference with the theme "Accompanying Youth to a Hope-filled Future". You can access this conference's recordings, interviews and postings at the School of Environmental Sustainability's website
 
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Food security today
Manila, March 2021
Ecojesuit Global Coordinator Pedro Walpole SJ draws attention to the impact of the Covid pandemic and climate crisis in the global and regional dynamics of hunger. In “The Many Concerns of Food Security Today” Pedro warns about the challenges ahead in the field of agroecology and highlights how the experience and knowledge of indigenous peoples need to become the key components of any solution.
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"Green" recovery falling short
International, February 2021
Research by the University of Oxford and United Nations has unveiled that just 18 per cent of announced recovery spending going towards ‘green’ investment. Read the report “Are we Building Back Better?” to discover how the pandemic-related fiscal policies of 50 leading economies look like and how they can still contribute to a more sustainable global future.
                                            
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Eco summer camp
Switzerland, March 2021
The Lassalle Institut is organising a summer camp for young adults with the purpose of exchanging ideas on politics and the environment. This one-week event will take place between the 22nd and the 28th of August. Read the article o Valerio Ciriello SJ, the Lassalle Institut representant for "Future Generations & Ecological Transition", here.
 
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The Jesuit economist, Gaël Giraud, has been reflecting for years about the connections between the economy, finance and ecology.
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