Wednesday 19. September 2018
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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30. August 2018

Climate Change: the Church and its way to COP-24

Webnews, 23/08/2018

On 12 December 2015, at the end of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-21) that was held in Paris, 197 Parties adopted the «Paris Agreement» (PA).

25. July 2018

Church-EU Dialogue: Church delegation meets with the Austrian EU Presidency

Press Release, 25/07/2018

A delegation of Austrian and European Church representatives met in Vienna on 23 July 2018 with Karoline Edtstadler, Secretary of State for Home Affairs of the Austrian government, to exchange views on the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council.

07. June 2018

First Laudato Si’ Reflection Day: Catholics in support of a sustainable financial system

Press Release, 07/06/2017

The first Laudato Si' Reflection Day took place in Brussels on 6 June with more than 70 representatives of the European Bishops' Conferences, Catholic organisations and movements. Together they expressed their support for a sustainable financial system in Europe and the Church.

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