Thursday 19. July 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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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.

16. February 2018
Farmer and laptop

Agriculture between technological innovation and global responsibility

Webnews, 15/02/2018

In the context of the 11th Forum for future development of Rural Areas, COMECE organised in Berlin a high-level panel of experts to find out how the Catholic Church can support and accompany farmers in times of fundamental changes of their work and their living conditions.

21. December 2017

Tackling AMR, the Antimicrobial Resistance

Webnews, 21/12/2017

Every year approximately 25,000 people in the EU and about 700,000 in the rest of the world die because of resistance against «antibiotics». What is this phenomenon? How is it possible? What is the EU doing to protect its citizens? What is the contribution of COMECE to counter it?

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