Eco-Bites March 2020
Stories Build Our Common Home.

In the December issue, our editorial was about the importance of human stories in really 'knowing' about the impact of the climate emergency. If you don't have real stories about named people in named places the word 'emergency' remains abstract. 
Not new, but worth reading.
Nairobi, August 2018
Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar is leading a new Wastewater Management Project. This man is in charge of all Jesuits in Africa. Why is he leading a wastewater project?
Photo: P Walpole
Call to protect Congo peatlands
Kinshasa, February, 2020
Rigobert Minani SJ,  writes of efforts to protect the Congo basin peatlands, which store up to 30.6 billion tons of carbon,  the equivalent of nearly 20 years of US fossil fuel emissions.
Uprooted migrant youth and nature.
West Bengal, February 2019     
Having to move from one place to another because you have no choice can leave young people dispirited and demotivated.  In the town of Bagdogra, near Dargeeling, they are discovering that a sense of respect and care for nature is a real source of hope.
Photo: Dinasuvadu English
Green Deal - not just for Europe.
Brussels,  Feb. 2020.
14 NGOs, including Jesc eco-partner, CIDSE, have called on Commissioner Jutta ensure the European Green Deal delivers, in both climate and biodiversity, for the EU's vulnerable Intermatiomal Partners. 
PhotoCredits: Ecoflight

Front line climate reports

London, February 2020 
Remember our 'Stories and Friends' editorial in our December issue? We are not the only ones thinking about the role of human stories in the climate emergency. The Climate Home News is launching a "front line climate justice reporting programme."
Climate Home News.
Papal Nuncio visits JESC.
February 2020
Mgr. Alain Paul Lebeaupin, Papal Nuncio to the E.U. paid JESC a visit on 27th February.  Mgr. Lebeaupain is a great supporter of JESC's work on ecology and played a key role in setting up the Article 17 Dialogue Seminar in the Parliament on Business and Laudato Si' which JESC hosted.
"A really good story is like a friend and a friendship itself depends on the telling of stories." 
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