Tag Archives: EcoJustice

The Rise of the South – New NDP Report

 The UN Development Programme releases a report every two years or so. The latest one is entitled, rather melodramatically, ‘The Rise of the South’. The full report is available online. For those who’ve been battling poverty over the last 10, 20, 30 , … 50 years, it’s good news. Yes, some countries are moving out […]

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Colaiste Muire Students Celebrate Earth Hour

The dining assembly of Colaiste Muire, Cobh was a hive of activity on Friday the 30th March from 1-2. There was a sense of anticipation and excitement as the lights were dimmed, electricity was unplugged and Mrs Bilginer and Miss Ormond addressed the crowd. The community of Colaiste Muire, Cobh decided to present an ’Unplugged […]

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2012 – The Year of Sustainable Energy for All

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge, and opportunity the world faces today. Be it jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes , access to sustainable energy for all is essential for strengthening economies, protecting ecosystems and achieving equity.In fact, more than 1.4 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity, and […]

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The Road to Rio

In June 2012, the third Earth Summit will take place in Rio de Janeiro, exactly 20 years after the first Earth Summit there; so it is being called the Rio+20 Conference. How things have changed in twenty years! Another billion people have joined us on Earth, global finances are in crisis, and climate change is […]

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Climate Change Conferences

The United Nations Climate Change Conference  COP 17 / CMP 7, 28 November – 9 will take place in Durban, South Africa in December 2011  (This article appeared in the Carbon Rangers Newsletter edited by br Kevin Cawley and is based on material taken from the UN Website for the Conference.)   The United Nations […]

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Tar Sands Project Not Morally Justified

So disturbed by ruin of the region, Alberta’s Catholic bishop has written a lengthy letter arguing that the tar sands development “cannot be morally justified.” David Ebner, January 27, 2009, The Globe and Mail — The oil sands, hated by environmentalists and buffeted by plunging oil prices, now face the opposition of a representative of […]

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Advocating for the Environment and the Rights of Indigenous People in Bolivia

The Christian Brothers have decided they cannot remain silent in the face of recent events in Bolivia. The Bolivian government has decided to build a road through a National Park which is home to some sixteen thousand indigenous people.  Opponents of the project claim that the decision violates the Bolivian Constitution and existing laws such […]

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Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kenya

Johnstone Shisanya, the ERN co-ordinator in East Africa, has reported on the support of the Edmund Rice Justice and Advocacy group for initiatives around the issues of education, children’s rights and the environment – the three issues of particular focus for Edmund Rice international. In the following article Andrew S. Lumati, the founder of Malava […]

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ERI Joins Youth for Human Rights Summit

Young people representing over 30 countries held their 7th International Summit at the United Nations in Geneva. ERI had the privilege of participating with these dynamic young minds. Professional inputs were provided by a series of individuals whose job was to motivate the youth to discussion of relevant Human Rights topics. This was very well […]

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Oceania – islands and oceans

ERI has been visiting Oceania, and we have found a place extremely conscious of itself as islands and oceans. On one hand, islands are separated by oceans. On the other, islands are joined by oceans. In a former life, Brothers down here lived in six provinces or regions, and their lay colleagues worked within those boundaries […]

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