Posts Tagged "climate action month"


Water Walk

September 27 at 2 pm A Water Walk to celebrate the Gananoque and St. Lawrence Rivers and their value to the 1000 Islands Indigenous and Settler Community AS part of the 4th Annual First Peoples’ Performing Arts Festival of the…

Global Day of Climate Action

September 25, 2020

Today is the Global Day of Climate Action. Following the immense response to the Global Climate Strike on September 27, 2019, Fridays For Future called for a global day of action that will see demonstrations take place across the globe….

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Climate adaptation

September 24, 2020

Climate change adaptation refers to the actions taken to reduce the negative impacts of climate change that we are already experiencing. While actions to mitigate climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are needed desperately, we cannot ignore that…

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Sacrifice Zones

September 23, 2020

Given the onset of nearly irreversible climate change, the irony is that many areas of the Global South where people have contributed substantially less to greenhouse gas emissions are comparatively more impacted. This inequality is linked to environmental racism and…

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Gender based impacts of resource extraction and climate change

September 22, 2020

In addition to its impacts on the climate, large-scale resource extraction disproportionately impacts women, perpetuates violence and puts at risk women who mobilize to protect the land and water from these projects. KAIROS works with partners in Canada and the…

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Climate-induced displacement

September 21, 2020

Global climate justice week begins with climate displacement. It is anticipated that by 2050, there will be 143 million people displaced by climate change. An estimated 37% of the global population lives in coastal communities, which are at significant risk…

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Intro to Global Climate Justice Week

September 20, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month looks at climate justice issues on a global scale. The impacts of climate change are not borne equally or fairly. “Climate change is happening now and to all of us. No country or community is…

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The Arctic – the Inuit

September 19, 2020

Today we look to the north to share the experiences of the Inuit, who are facing climate change most acutely. At the end of July, the last intact ice shelf in Canada collapsed. Located on the northwestern coast of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, the Milne Ice Shelf…

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Indigenous youth

September 18, 2020

There are some incredible Indigenous youth rising up and using their voices to address the climate crisis.  In 2018, Autumn Peltier, member of Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin Island, stood before the UN General Assembly and told the world to “warrior up” and take a stand for the planet. Ta’Kaiya Blaney,…

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Sovereign Seeds, food security & COVID 19

September 17, 2020

Across the world, Indigenous communities are steadily moving towards food sovereignty, in harmony with the reclamation and healing of seed rematriation. Today, we learn about this movement through the work of Sovereign Seeds, an Indigenous-led network dedicated to supporting Indigenous seed sovereignty and ancestral food relationships. …

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Season of Creation – Just Transition Learning Webinar

This Season of Creation, Global Catholic Climate Movement Canada is hosting an online learning webinar on Just Transition. In Indigenous understanding, Just Transition is a framework for a fair shift to an economy that is ecologically sustainable, equitable, and just. After centuries of…

Environmental racism

September 16, 2020

Environmental racism is the term for policies, practices, institutions, decisions, and laws that discriminate against communities where the majority of residents are Black, Indigenous, and people of colour by harming the air, land, water, biodiversity — or people’s ability to…

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Indigenous women on the frontlines

September 15, 2020

Today Climate Action Month recognizes the crucial role that Indigenous women land and water defenders play for the environment and all who depend on it. Women land defenders speak up to defend the air, land and water and do so to protect their rights, the wellbeing of…

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UN Declaration and climate justice

September 14, 2020

Yesterday (September 13) marked the anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in 2007.  The UN Declaration protects collective rights that may not be addressed in other…

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Introduction to Indigenous rights week

September 13, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month explores a critical pillar of climate justice: Indigenous rights.  Honouring Indigenous rights means upholding Indigenous peoples’ title and sovereignty and the rights to self-determination and free, prior, and informed consent.  We’ll explore how these rights…

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How do we get to net-zero?

September 12, 2020

In December 2019, the federal government made a commitment to develop a plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  Net zero is achieved when we can significantly reduce our carbon emissions and any remaining emissions are completely offset by actions…

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Resource extraction and renewable energy

September 11, 2020

We often use the terms “clean energy” and “renewable energy” interchangeably, but renewable energy isn’t always clean.  In the race to scale up renewable energy technology, the demand of minerals like lithium, cobalt, copper, and nickel is also on the…

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The Climate Witness Project

September 10, 2020

Have you ever asked, “What could I or my congregation possibly do about climate change?” If so, you’re not alone.  The Climate Witness Project is a grassroots network of faith communities who take action on climate change with public policy…

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A Green and Just Recovery

September 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted every aspect of our lives. The pandemic has laid bare the interconnectedness of the global economic and ecological crises.  Uncontrolled resource extraction, deforestation, infrastructure development and the exploitation of wild species have created perfect…

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LNG is not a transition fuel

September 8, 2020

In the shift away from coal-fired power and other dirty fossil fuels, gas has been promoted as the affordable transition fuel that can help bridge the gap to widespread clean energy. While gas may have fewer emissions than coal, the…

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Canada’s Climate Fair Share

September 7, 2020

The Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change acknowledge the importance of equity in implementing a global response to the climate crisis. This recognizes that while addressing climate change is a shared responsibility of all countries,…

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Intro to Just Transition Week

September 6, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month turns to the theme of Just Transition where we will explore what needs to happen to get the Canadian economy to net zero emissions by 2050.  A net zero economy is achieved when we can…

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Take a Sacred Pause

September 5, 2020

Yesterday we introduced For the Love of Creation.  This work calls us to consider and act on what we, as people of faith, can do – individually, in small groups and as large faith communities – for the love of creation. We have developed a resource based on this…

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Faith communities and climate action

September 4, 2020

The Season of Creation is a time to recognize ecumenical collaboration on care for our common home, so today we feature the work of For the Love of Creation, which is bringing together Canadian faith communities and faith-based organizations to do just that. This…

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For Our Common Home

September 3, 2020

KAIROS member Development and Peace launched the For Our Common Home campaign in 2019 in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí. The campaign’s first theme, A Future for the Amazon, urges Canadians to act to protect the Amazon through solidarity, advocacy, and personal commitment. Showing…

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The #1 Action We Can Take for the Climate

September 2, 2020

According to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, the number one thing we can do to address climate change is the exact thing that many of us are not doing: talking about it. “We can’t give in to despair. We have to go out and look…

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KAIROS Climate Action Month begins!

September 1, 2020

Today marks the beginning of the second annual KAIROS Climate Action Month. Last year, Climate Action Month galvanized action around the Global Climate Strike and the October federal election. This year’s Climate Action Month is marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has laid…

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Resiliency and hope drive KAIROS’ Climate Action Month

September 1, 2020

2nd annual Climate Action Month to amplify just recovery call (Ottawa, ON) – Resiliency and hope are the driving messages of KAIROS Canada’s second annual Climate Action Month, beginning September 1, which will include daily content and actions posted to KAIROS’ website focused on five weekly themes: Season of Creation, just transition, Indigenous rights, global climate justice, and water.   KAIROS’ Climate Action Month kicks off by amplifying…

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