December 14, 2015, Paris, France – As the UN Summit on Global Climate Change neared completion, the public Climate Generations Space was the forum for discussion of numerous social justice issues related to the environment. This includes the systemic racism that leads to many African-American communities being on the “frontline” of environmental degradation. Other groups offered community-based solutions to climate change. See the latest article in Global Sisters Report by Sister Elise D. García, OP.
Feature photo: Mercy Sr. Áine O'Conner, coordinator of Mercy Global Action at the United Nations, spoke at a demonstration against fracking. (GSR Photo/Elise D. Garcia)
December 8, 2015, Paris, France – Civil societies and faith-based organizations and UN government negotiators in general disagree over the best approach to keeping climate change from reaching catastrophic proportions. Rather than negotiating to reduce carbon emission drastically, some want to create technological or marketing solutions that would turn nature into a “service provider.” Sister Elise D. García, OP, Communications Director for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, writes of this disagreement in her latest article for The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report.
Feature photo: Indigenous leader from Ecuador speaks to crimes against nature by Chevron to a 13-member international panel of judges headed by South African lawyer Cormac Cullinan, author of Wild Law. Left is co-prosecutor Ramiro Avila. (GSR photo / Elise D. Garcia)