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17 Jun 2016

World celebrates Pope’s words as faith groups shift into action

The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on ecology, “Laudato Si”, and much of those celebrations are focused on taking climate action.

27 Oct 2015

Catholic leaders rally behind Pope for socially just climate breakthrough

Catholic leaders from around the world have called for a transformative breakthrough at this December’s UN climate conference in Paris, saying any deal must put “the common good ahead of national interests”.

20 Oct 2015

Faith leaders call for fossil free future as climate talks continue

As negotiators in Bonn continue to grapple with the draft text for December’s climate talks, faith leaders are adding their weight to the global call for a fossil free future.

18 Aug 2015

Islamic leaders join global call for a fossil fuel phase-out

Islamic leaders from across 20 countries have today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration urging the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to make climate change a priority issue.

18 Jun 2015

Pope: End fossil fuels to tackle climate change and fight poverty

Pope Francis today released his long awaited Encyclical on the environment, called “Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home”.

15 May 2015

Pope Francis steps up calls for Catholics to support action on climate change

With the Papal encyclical on climate change approaching, Pope Francis is stepping up his call for leadership, urging Catholics around the world to sign a new petition for bold climate action.

08 May 2015

Pope Francis could lead one third of Catholics into climate fight

One in three Catholics would go green if the Pope issued a declaration on climate change, according to new polling.

01 May 2015

Church of England blacklists investments in polluting fossil fuels

The Church of England, one of the world’s wealthiest religious institutions, has become the latest high-profile body to join the growing movement divesting from fossil fuels, as it “effectively read the last rites to the coal and tar sands industry.”

22 Apr 2015

Pressure grows for ambitious climate action ahead of Paris

The call for governments to forge an ambitious climate action plan in Paris in December is growing.

18 Feb 2015

Catholics highlight moral imperative of climate action in 40 day fast

In a chain of one-day fasts sweeping the globe, Catholics will come together this Lent to raise awareness of climate change.