December 14, 2015, Paris, France – As the UN Summit on Global Climate Change neared completion, the public Climate Generations Space was the forum for discussion of numerous social justice issues related to the environment. This includes the systemic racism that leads to many African-American communities being on the “frontline” of environmental degradation. Other groups offered community-based solutions to climate change. See the latest article in Global Sisters Report by Sister Elise D. García, OP.
Feature photo: Mercy Sr. Áine O'Conner, coordinator of Mercy Global Action at the United Nations, spoke at a demonstration against fracking. (GSR Photo/Elise D. Garcia)
December 9, 2015, Paris, France – For many people, the idea of climate change is distant and abstract. Two young climate scientists spoke in the civil society sector of the UN Climate Conference in Paris about the urgency of the situation – the need to address climate change immediately. Indigenous peoples share their personal stories of climate change, as well as ways to live in right relationship to Earth. Sister Elise D. García, OP, reports in her latest article in Global Sisters Report.
Feature photo: Dominican Sr. Patricia Siemen at the canoe of life. (GSR Photo/Elise D. Garcia)