A Global Advocacy for Climate Justice
As humanity continues to reckon with the impact of the pandemic almost two years after, climate negotiations are sitting in the corner for the past five years, bringing the world to an ecological, economic, and social tipping point. Global commitments are leading us to a path of 3°C of warming, far from the 1.5°C limit that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Reporturgently recommends. And while there is a global health crisis, there is also clearly a global climate emergency that threatens the balance of our household, the oikos. This is a call for a steadfast and hope-filled engagement in COP26.
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COP26 is a reflection on the actions or inaction, the urgency and process for transformational change
La fe y la ciencia apelan a la COP26: Responder con el conocimiento de la ciencia y la sabiduría de la espiritualidad
Appel de la foi et de la science à COP26 : Répondre avec les connaissances scientifiques et la sagesse spirituelle
Hope and faith at the frontiers of COP26: Sharing the journey for change towards climate action and justice for Oceania and Asia
COP26: Jesuits call for Ecological Conversion
Jesuits, through Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat – Rome and Ecojesuit, recognize the wrongs that we as human beings have committed against the creation and the planet earth. We call for conversion and invite everyone, especially our leaders not only to make promises and make statements of commitment, but begin responsible action for change.
Climate policies and solutions are being discussed, and the call for greater action is focused on these five key points:
Finalizing the Paris Agreement Rulebook that sets rules and guidelines for carbon markets, accounting, and other measures
Ratcheting up Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and the climate ambition of every country to achieve net-zero targets
Mobilizing $100 billion yearly in climate finance to developing countries, and shifting to policies for more sustainable economies like the European Green Deal
Highlighting corporate accountability, and enabling means for ‘Loss and Damage’ through the Warsaw International Mechanism
Integrating nature-based solutions in the Paris Agreement Rulebook that have the potential to deliver up to 37% of the cost-effective mitigation required by 2030