Posts Tagged "climate action"

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People and Planet First!

JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF AND PRAYER SERVICE! Join us in solidarity with those who are marching the streets for the Global Climate Strike, led by the youth of the Fridays for Future movement, a global mobilization that…

Global Day of Action! #KAIROSClimateAction

September 24, 2021

Today we mark the Global Climate Strike – also known as the Global Day of Climate Action. Fridays for Future (FFF) started this youth-led global climate strike movement in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. She…

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Climate-induced displacement #KAIROSClimateAction

September 23, 2021

“Who qualifies as a refugee is a matter of debate…for those who’ve fled climate change, current law has little to offer.”  Sarah Stillman, New Yorker staff writer According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, “hazards resulting from the increasing intensity…

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Climate change and food security #KAIROSClimateAction

September 22, 2021

As we know, climate change is already having devastating impacts on ecosystems, particularly in the Global South. These impacts affect food systems as well and as a result add additional threats to human well-being.  This year, the Primate’s World Relief and…

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Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises #KAIROSClimateAction

September 21, 2021

On World Environment Day this year, KAIROS partner WoMin African Alliance launched the first in a series of animated short films – Polluters & Plunderers: The Roots of Africa’s Crises. This animated film tells part of the story of how rural, peasant and working-class communities across…

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Intro to global climate justice week #KAIROSClimateAction

September 20, 2021

What is climate justice? Today we enter week 4 of Climate Action Month and focus our attention on global climate justice. This week, KAIROS will look at elements of global climate justice in more detail, including resource extraction, food security, climate…

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From the archives: Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 19, 2021

As we enter Global Climate Justice Week, we look back 10 years ago to COP17 in Durban, South Africa.  In the KAIROS Briefing Paper Is Durban the world’s last, best hope to avoid climate disaster?, John Dillon and Jim Davis analyze the…

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Take a sacred pause #KAIROSClimateAction

September 18, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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Indigenous resistance against carbon #KAIROSClimateAction

September 17, 2021

“Advocacy and direct action by Indigenous Peoples in opposition to threats to lands, waters, air, and future generations are not optional measures by those that adhere and live by traditional Indigenous knowledge. They are obligations.”Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon, 2021 The…

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Free, prior and informed consent #KAIROSClimateAction

September 16, 2021

Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) is an inherent right of Indigenous peoples and helps ensure their survival, dignity and well-being.  The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) affirms FPIC and provides a new roadmap…

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Environmental racism #KAIROSClimateAction

September 15, 2021

Environmental racism is a type of systematic discrimination that links race and socio-economic status with increased environmental risk. In Canada, Indigenous, Black, and other marginalized communities are far more likely to be the site of high-risk industry activity or a…

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Decolonizing climate policy #KAIROSClimateAction

September 14, 2021

Canada’s climate policies are the main frameworks through which the federal government works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a low-carbon economy for the country. In recent years, these plans include the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF) (2016)…

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Indigenous rights week: UN Declaration and climate justice  #KAIROSClimateAction

September 13, 2021

Climate Action Month enters week 3 where we explore decolonization and Indigenous rights as foundations for climate justice. This week we’ll look at how to decolonize Canada’s climate policies, environmental racism, Indigenous rights, and Indigenous-led climate action. Our actions this…

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From the archives: Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth #KAIROSClimateAction

September 12, 2021

Every Sunday during Climate Action Month, we will feature seminal KAIROS research and writing that continues to shape and influence our climate justice work. Today, we feature Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth, published in 2017. This KAIROS publication explores…

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A creative arts journal to Connect with Creation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 11, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest…

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DAY OF ACTION! Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty #KAIROSClimateAction

September 10, 2021

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation treaty is a global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition. Fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by nuclear weapons.  Today, humanity’s biggest threat is…

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For the Love of Creation: Fall 2021 Advocacy Webinar Series

For the Love of Creation is hosting a fall advocacy series over three Thursdays in September. Join us for one or more of the following sessions: September 9th: Climate Financing September 16th: Indigenous Rights September 23rd: Climate Ambition and Transition…

Just transition legislation #KAIROSClimateAction

September 9, 2021

As we transform our economy from an extractive one to one that is regenerative and reliant on the use of resources within Earth’s carrying capacity, we need to ensure a just transformation for workers and disadvantaged social groups as well. This means investing in…

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Climate accountability #KAIROSClimateAction

September 8, 2021

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emissions reduction target it has ever set. We’ve needed climate accountability legislation to get us on track and ensure we never miss another target. This past spring, we got just that.   In June, Bill C-12 –…

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Fossil fuel subsidies #KAIROSClimateAction

September 7, 2021

In 2009, Canada committed to phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, as part of the G20. A clear definition of “inefficient” was never developed, but the commitment was to phase them out by 2025. Yet in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada had provided or announced at…

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Climate ambition week: Is Canada doing enough? #KAIROSClimateAction

September 6, 2021

This week, Climate Action Month focuses on the ambition needed in Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring about a just transformation for our society and economy. Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has set to date. As…

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20  Years of faithful action for climate justice #KAIROSClimateAction 

September 5, 2021

KAIROS is celebrating 20 years of spirited action for justice. During this anniversary, we are inviting the KAIROS network and friends to reflect on KAIROS’ accomplishments and struggles, to embrace this kairos moment, and to envision a 2041 that is more hopeful, just, and sustainable than…

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Connect with Creation - Season of Creation Earth Examen #KAIROSClimateAction

September 4, 2021

Every Saturday during Climate Action Month, we invite you to take time to connect with Creation. We’ll offer some resources to guide these moments of connection, but you are welcome to connect in any way that brings you joy, rest and renewal. Share your moment connecting with…

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For the Love of Creation  advocacy campaign #KAIROSClimateAction

September 3, 2021

For the Love of Creation (FLC) is a national faith-based initiative for climate justice, uniting over 35 churches and faith-based organizations including KAIROS.  In February 2021, FLC launched its faith-in-action campaign to mobilizes people across Canada to reduce household greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and demonstrate support…

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Nurturing our gifts for climate  action  #KAIROSClimateAction

September 2, 2021

There is no shortage of work to be done to address the climate crisis and when considering the multitude of things that need to happen, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and ask yourself, “What can I do?” or “Where do I even start?”  …

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MEDIA RELEASE: KAIROS Climate Action Month poised to empower Canadians for transformational change

September 1, 2021

3rd annual event covers 5 themes in 5 weeks with rich supply of resources & actions  (Ottawa – unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabek (original) People’s) – Empowering Canadians during a climate emergency will underscore KAIROS’ 3rd annual Climate Action Month, which launches September 1 and coincides with the Season of Creation,  September 1…

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Be the Change – Etobicoke Climate Solutions Workshop

KAIROS Toronto West is sponsoring an Etobicoke Climate Action session on zoom–all invited! Climate Action Etobicoke and KAIROS Toronto West present … BE THE CHANGE – You are invited to:  Share your concerns about climate change Learn about the City’s #TransformTO climate…

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Earth Day Celebration

Join KAIROS and ecumenical partners on Earth Day to celebrate the 1st anniversary of For the Love of Creation and discern our gifts for climate action in community. Rejoignez-nous lors de la Journée de la Terre pour célébrer le premier…