Tuesday 28. January 2020
Ecology & Sustainability

In the Treaties the European Union professes the principles of sustainability, the protection of the environment and the fight against the causes and effects of climate change. Regularly these ambitions are in conflict with other aims of the EU like economic growth, agriculture and industrial policy.

Since 2008 COMECE has been engaged with the topic of climate change and regularly stressed the necessity of an ecological conversion and a different and more sober style of life. In his encyclical «Laudato si» Pope Francis has flagged up this idea with his concept of an «integrate ecology» that underscores the link between the protection of the environment and climate, the fight against poverty, social justice, economy and politics.

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21. January 2020

COMECE and CEC meet with the Croatian EU Presidency

Press Release, 21/01/2020

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Zagreb on Monday, 20 January 2020 with Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, to exchange on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council, which started on 1 January 2020.

12. December 2019

COMECE supports the process launched with the European Green Deal

Webnews, 12/12/2019

COMECE welcomes the ‘European Green Deal’ as presented today Wednesday 11 December 2019, at the European Parliament by EU Commission’s President Ms. Ursula von der Leyen. “It is very important that Europe takes the lead in the care for our environment” - states COMECE General Secretary, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto.

09. December 2019

World Church leaders call upon COP25 for urgent climate action

Webnews, 09/12/2019

Following the recent Synod of the Bishops on Amazonia, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, together with other Catholic Church leaders from across all continents, issued a call upon policy makers participating in COP25 for immediate actions to be taken to tackle and overcome climate change.

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