Eco-Bites | September 2019 
The Global Climate Strike
Brussels, September 26
A Global Climate Strike is a strange idea. Usually you strike against an employer. A good image for his strike is lightening. You see it strike and then you hear the thunder. 
Photo credits: Unsplash
JESC on Climate Strike!
Brussels, September 20
Fifteen thousand people walked through the streets of Brussels last Friday. Alba Requejo, on her second day at work on the JESC team was among them. Her thoughts - and the thoughts of those she interviewed - can be read (and listened to) right here.
Photo credits: Ricardo Zaragoza, JESC
The Laudato Si' Pledge
Rome, September 20

One striking feature of the climate change movement is the making of pledges and promises. Governments are doing it, companies are doing it and even individuals are doing it. Attached is the Laudato Si' pledge. Its worth a look
Photo credits: Google
UN climate action summit
New York, September 23

The UN Climate Summit 'as it happened' is a pithy and informative account from Climate Home News. A good - and distinctly underwhelmed  - overview.


Photo credits: Climatechangenews

The Amazon Synod - revving up!

Preparations for the Amazon Synod opening, on 7 October, have had their tensions. This is a sign of richness according to Mauricio López Oropeza in EcoJesuit.

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Consumers and circles.
Brussels, September 2019
The European Social and Economic Committee plays a significant role in the formation of EU environment policy. 

Loreto Machés Blázquez, JESC intern, looks at Opinion 192 adopted on 17 July in the light of Laudato Si'.

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THE AMAZON SYNOD,  6-17 October 2019
On 6 October, Pope Francis will open the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon. This event will be featured in next'months edition of Eco Bites. 
Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
Pope Francis – September 2019
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