Posts Tagged "climate action month"

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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Climate Action Month wrap up

September 30, 2020

Today we wrap up the second annual Climate Action Month.  For the last 30 days, we have reflected, gained new understanding, amplified voices, lamented, celebrated, and taken collective action to address the climate crisis.  The content, events, and actions that KAIROS shared this month were intended…

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Canada’s climate-stressed watersheds

September 29, 2020

In 2017, WWF-Canada completed a national assessment of Canada’s 25 major watersheds, which contain a total of 167 sub-watersheds. The assessment identified priority actions to ensure all waters in Canada are in good ecological condition by 2025.  The reports look at threat indicators such as…

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Watersheds are lifeboats

September 28, 2020

As we experience impacts of climate change like drought, flooding, extreme weather, and more, remembering Brock Dolman’s words, “Your watershed is your lifeboat,” can be instructive.  When we place these impacts in the context of our local watersheds, we see how they impact everything from habitat, to…

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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…

Introduction to water week

September 27, 2020

This week, Climate Action Month wraps up on the theme of water. Over the next couple of days, we’ll celebrate rivers, explore how taking a watershed approach can help us build resilience to address the climate crisis, and learn about climate impacts on…

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Putting our own house in order: faithful footprints

September 26, 2020

By Lucy Cummings, Faith & the Common Good    Across the country, churches are doing their part to address the climate crisis by getting their houses in order and reducing their own carbon emissions. The United Church of Canada is committed…

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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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