Ecological Justice

Call for Applications – Join KAIROS’ Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition Project

April 3, 2024

Are you concerned about climate change and a just transition?  As the world transitions from its dependence on fossil fuels, so much work needs to be done to ensure our communities are supported and policymakers held accountable.     As we…

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BC-Yukon KAIROS launches Table Talk Toolkit

April 2, 2024

Human conversation is the most ancient and easiest way to cultivate the conditions for change—personal change, community and organizational change, planetary change. If we can sit together and talk about what’s important to us, we begin to come alive. Margaret…

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Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition – a project uniting generations for equitable and sustainable futures

March 5, 2024

We are pleased to announce that KAIROS has received a grant from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation to support its Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition project in 2024.   This project aims to nurture a cohort of changemakers to help…

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KAIROS’ Calls to Action 2024

January 31, 2024

We regard this time with increasing alarm. Canada and the world are grappling with the pandemic’s aftermath, horrific wars, the erosion of democracy and rise in global temperatures and its catastrophic impacts. Our global partners continue to report increases in…

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Hope and Light for COP28 and Beyond

November 18, 2023

As Climate Action Week wraps up, we turn our eyes to COP28 (UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties). From November 30-December 12, world leaders, civil society, Indigenous peoples, youth leaders and others will gather at the COP28 conference in Dubai to…

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No climate justice without peace, no peace without climate justice

November 17, 2023

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing recognition of the intersecting impacts of climate change, gender, conflict and economic injustice. This climate-conflict-gender nexus is a necessary lens through which peacebuilding efforts must now be considered. In…

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Amplifying voices for climate justice from the Asia-Pacific region

November 16, 2023

On Tuesday, KAIROS co-hosted the webinar Churches’ Advocacy on Loss and Damage. In case you missed it, you can view the recording.  Frances Namoumou, Ecumenical Animator for Ecological Stewardship and Climate Justice for the Pacific Conference of Churches (based in…

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Civil Society Rallies for Climate Justice at Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week

November 15, 2023

The Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2023) was held in Panama City from October 23 to 27 and took place amid major demonstrations by local organizations and social movements calling for the repeal of the mining contract enacted…

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Equity and Justice for Climate-Related Loss and Damage

November 14, 2023

KAIROS is pleased to launch its report Addressing Ecological Debt – Equity and Justice for Climate-Related Loss and Damage, which centers on the analyses and experience of partners in the Global South. Additional background on the global loss and damage…

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Centering Voices from the Global South

November 13, 2023

This week’s theme, Decolonizing Climate Action: Centering Voices from the Global South recognizes that that the voices of those most impacted by climate change are often ignored or face barriers to participate in climate decision-making. KAIROS and its partners recognize…

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The African People’s Climate and Development Declaration 2023

September 16, 2023

World leaders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from September 4 to 8 for the Africa Climate Summit to discuss regional interests ahead of COP28.    Civil society raised concerns that Western and corporate interests hijacked the Summit in their push for false…

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Reflections on Interfaith Climate Action from the Parliament of the World’s Religions

September 15, 2023

My time at the Parliament of the World’s Religions was an extremely enlightening experience from beginning to end. It is not every day that you get to attend a convention of thousands of people of different identities – all hailing…

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Climate Justice = Migrant Justice

September 14, 2023

Migrant rights are key to climate justice.  We know that the people who have contributed the least to the climate crisis are the most impacted by it. As the impacts of the climate crisis escalate, those who contributed the least…

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Global Climate Strike

September 13, 2023

This weekend, millions of people around the world will take to the streets to demand a rapid, just, and equitable transition away from fossil fuels as world leaders gather at the UN in New York. This year, the masses will…

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We need the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 12, 2023

The burning of fossil fuels and industrial processes account for almost 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A rapid transition away from fossil fuel extraction and use is critical for limiting global warming.    Yet, major climate agreements, like the…

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Let Justice and Peace Flow…and Stop the Flow of Fossil Fuels

September 11, 2023

“Future generations will never forgive us if we miss the opportunity to protect our common home. We have inherited a garden; we must not leave a desert for our children.” Joint statement from Pope Francis, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Justin…

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Canada recognizes KAIROS partner for gender, climate and peace work

June 14, 2023

Global Affairs Canada awards Organización Femenina Popular during the second annual Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Awards Ceremony (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS is thrilled to announce that Global Affairs Canada (GAC) awarded…

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Odeyimin Kizis

June 10, 2023

This week, we have engaged with the many profound ways in which Indigenous knowledge, traditional practices and ways of knowing are showing the world another way forward in the face of climate change. The blogs and events explore how Indigenous…

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Indigenous Knowledge in Action – Mayan Women on Local Policy Councils

June 9, 2023

Imagine Indigenous women at decision-making tables from the local level right up to the national, deliberating with communities and governments in the defense of Mother Earth and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and wisdom into state laws? This is something that doesn’t…

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Voices from COP27 – Ongoing Work for Climate Justice

June 8, 2023

In November 2022, KAIROS and For the Love of Creation (FLC) supported a delegation of global partners, and Indigenous partners and youth from Canada to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The delegation was framed around the theme, Decolonizing Climate Action,…

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Indigenous and Global South Principles for a Just Transition

June 7, 2023

“A Just Transition means responding to the need to move away from reliance on diesel and extraction, and instead paving the way to renewable energies that integrate with cultural and traditional values.”Melina Laboucan-Massimo The federal government is set to table…

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Uplifting Indigenous-led Approaches to Conservation and Biodiversity Protection

June 6, 2023

“Indigenous peoples have the longest standing relationship with Mother Earth and the necessary values to effect meaningful and quick change. We view the Earth as our mother, rather than a resource for monetary gain. Those are the people who should…

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Centering Indigenous Ways of Knowing

June 5, 2023

Indigenous peoples’ teachings can guide us in learning how to live in harmony with Mother Earth, taking only what we need, conscious of the impact of our actions on seven generations to come.Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth…

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Climate webinar brings together Indigenous and Global South perspectives

May 31, 2023

Climate Action Dialogues webinar featured during KAIROS’ first Climate Action Week  WHAT – Webinar: Climate Action Dialogues: Indigenous and Global South Perspectives on Just Transition  WHY – This webinar will be the featured event of KAIROS’ first Climate Action Week,…

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Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies Through a Robust Assessment Framework

May 30, 2023

On May 29, KAIROS joined over 100 environmental, human rights, and climate justice organizations to send a letter to the Prime Minister about eliminating fossil fuel subsidies through a robust assessment framework.  Canada has committed to eliminating fossil fuel subsidies…

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KAIROS Climate Action Week to foster decolonization

May 17, 2023

KAIROS Canada launches its first Climate Action Week, June 5-11, focusing on  centering Indigenous ways of knowing   (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS will kick off the first of three 2023 KAIROS Climate Action Weeks,…

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