Ecological Justice

Take Action – Keep up the pressure on Bill C-226 to end Environmental Racism

February 2, 2023

Canada has no strategy to include environmental justice or racism in its environmental assessment or planning – not yet. The federal private member’s Bill C-226, which is before the House of Commons, addresses this shortcoming. Officially called “An Act respecting…

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KAIROS Wish List 2023

February 1, 2023

KAIROS 2023 WISH LIST  As we emerge from a year of mounting crises, we are encouraged by the growing calls to center the leadership of Indigenous peoples, women, and youth in decisions related to transitioning to a just and sustainable…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

Joint statement of the ENSS on Pope Francis’ ‘pilgrimage of peace’

February 1, 2023

Joint statement of the Ecumenical Network on South Sudan on Pope Francis’ ‘pilgrimage of peace’ Member organizations of the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan (ENSS), including KAIROS Canada, have released a joint statement calling on the global Church and for…

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Stop the Deportation of Climate Activist and International Student Zain Haq

December 19, 2022

Join those who are urging  Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees, Sean Fraser, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to immediately suspend and revoke deportation proceedings against Zain Haq. Zain is “a known and respected peaceful activist in our midst,…

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COP27 may be over but the delegates’ voices continue

December 19, 2022

It’s a few weeks since I returned from COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where I accompanied the KAIROS Canada and For the Love of Creation delegation. Delegates included Indigenous partners and youth from Turtle Island, and KAIROS Women, Peace…

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COP 15 on biodiversity as ecological justice

December 19, 2022

The Biodiversity COP 15 in Montreal with 10,000 delegates from around the world is coming to an end. The conference’s objective is to determine the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.   The astonishing collapse of the abundance and variety of living beings…

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Duck Re-Inflating a Deflated Activist

December 8, 2022

Duck re-inflating a deflated activist. Author Kathleen Dean Moore told us this was the first drawing by artist Bob Haverluck that she saw and that it sparked a connection and drew them together. A re-inflation of activists is the purpose…

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How my trip to Egypt for COP27 brought me a deeper connection to my land, my culture and myself

December 1, 2022

I wasn’t sure COP27 was for me, until key experiences showed me I belonged. I have never been good at saying no. So when I heard of an opportunity to attend this fall’s UN COP27 climate summit, I jumped at…

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On the role of women in climate justice

November 29, 2022

En español Climate change is a phenomenon that catastrophically affects all of humanity. This world cannot bear any more extractivism and excesses of our lifestyle. And it is also a crisis scenario that acts in a differentiated way on Global…

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SOBRE EL ROL ESENCIAL DE LAS MUJERES EN LA JUSTICIA CLIMATICA

November 29, 2022

In English El cambio climático es un fenómeno que afecta a toda la humanidad de una manera catastrófica. Este mundo no puede soportar más extractivismo y excesos de nuestro estilo de vida. Y también es un escenario de crisis que…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Our messages were loud and clear at COP27: KAIROS

November 28, 2022

Re: “Little to celebrate so far from Canada’s COP27 attendance,” (The Hill Times, Nov. 16, editorial). Global summits are what participants make them, and who participates in them, too. I have just returned from COP27, where I accompanied a 10-member…

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10 days. 40,000 attendees. Youth might have a seat at the table, maybe?

November 24, 2022

Let me start off by saying that as a youth delegate, I was incredibly privileged to be included on this COP27 delegation. Youth voices have been negated continuously and for too long, and I was honoured to have my perspective…

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The first of many beginnings

November 22, 2022

As COP27 was my first COP, I had so much to learn, and I did – from the diverse cultures, making new friends and learning the latest ideas. For people all over the globe to convene and find solutions to…

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BLOG DIA “SOLUCIONES”– 17 noviembre 2022

November 21, 2022

El jueves 17 de noviembre fue el día llamado de las “soluciones” de la Conferencia de las Partes de la CMNUCC -COP27- en Sharm El Sheikh. Sin embargo, al terminar el día, el texto borrador en proceso de negociación había…

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Climate Action Network Canada weighs in on COP27

November 21, 2022

As the dust settles on COP27, held in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, the Climate Action Network-Canada (CAN-Rac) offers its assessment on the climate conference’s outcomes through the following press release, which quotes Radia Mbengue, KAIROS’ Global Partnership Coordinator: Africa and Climate…

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The Court Case of the Creatures by Bob Haverluck

November 18, 2022

More stock available for sale at KAIROS  For a fresh and funny look at the seriously important work of Reconciliation in the Watershed, immerse yourself in The Court Case of the Creatures by Bob Haverluck. This is a court case…

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Candles for COP27

November 18, 2022

Vigils for Climate Justice The experiences were different, from four people on a bridge braving a minus-twenty-degree windchill to a large circle of people gathered on the autumn leaves with robust drumming, but the sentiments are remarkably similar. It all…

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Women at COP27

November 18, 2022

Read it in Spanish here This year, in the 27th Conference of the Parties, a gender day was established for the first time on November 14. In terms of women’s participation, much has changed since the first COP in 1995,…

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Las Mujeres en la COP27

November 18, 2022

Leia em inglês aqui Este año en la versión número 27 de la Conferencia de las Partes, se estableció por primera vez el día del género, el 14 de noviembre. En materia de participación de la mujer mucho ha cambiado…

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Tous pour une réponse adéquate aux changements climatiques

November 16, 2022

C’est depuis le jeudi 10 novembre que je participe aux activités de la Cop 27.  Un grand évènement mondial qui réunit les acteurs politiques, les scientifiques, les chercheurs, et les acteurs de la société civile du monde entier. La COP27…

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Centering Indigenous history and leadership in climate action

November 14, 2022

Hearing stories of colonization from those whose land and people have also been colonized in other parts of the world was, for me, particularly salient in offering a KAIROS Blanket Exercise at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh. It’s important to remember…

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A COP of many firsts but of mounting Indigenous determination

November 14, 2022

It’s my first time coming to Egypt, my first time to be stranded for one night in another country, my first time to attend a big UN conference, and everything is an overwhelming day to day of excitement and discovery….

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The urgent need to include youth in climate change decision-making

November 12, 2022

Participating in COP27 is a unique opportunity to learn more about others living in the same world. It has been an honour to meet with the rest of the delegation face-to-face and to share ideas, experiences, and stories. It is…

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Arriving at COP27

November 10, 2022

After a long day of travel, I am ready to take on COP27, although I am cautiously optimistic and mindful about what will actually come out of my experience. Before my departure I did a live interview that touched on…

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KAIROS présente à la COP27 son activité des couvertures et un événement sur l’égalité des sexes, les conflits et le climat

November 8, 2022

Le 12 novembre, en Égypte, KAIROS organise l’activité des couvertures et, en collaboration avec le Fonds Égalité, un événement parallèle intitulé Le point de vue des pays du Sud sur la justice climatique, les conflits, la paix et l’égalité des sexes,…

Post filed in: COP27, Ecological Justice, En français

Where to Watch COP27

November 8, 2022

Below are a few resources for anyone wanting to view some of what is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for COP27. Live broadcasts for anyone:   Climate Hub (free registration is required): https://www.wedonthavetime.org/ (an app to download also).  The…

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The delegation to COP27 begins

November 8, 2022

The KAIROS and For Love of Creation Delegation begins! On November 9, delegates arrive in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt from across the Global South – South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, West Bank, Colombia, Ghana, Ecuador and the Philippines-…

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KAIROS brings to COP27 its Blanket Exercise and an event on gender, conflict & climate

November 8, 2022

In Egypt, KAIROS leads a Blanket Exercise on November 12, and partners with Equality Fund on Global South Perspectives on Climate Justice, Peace and Conflict, and Gender Equality, an event in the Canadian Pavilion, November 16  (Ottawa: Unceded Algonquin Territory)…

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