- Feb 28, 2021
The Vatican’s reforestation program has seen 300 trees of various species planted over the past three years, and “an important milestone” is the tiny nation “has achieved its goal of being pesticide-free,” Father Rafael Garcia de la Serrana Villalobos, told Vatican News in mid-December.
Nearly two dozen Catholic entities have joined other investors in urging major oil and natural gas producing companies to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rollback of standards governing greenhouse gas emissions.
Pope Francis urged oil industry executives to address the challenge of developing clean, renewable energy sources.
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said although there is no special religious teaching concerning renewable energy in Catholic tradition, the concept of creation is very important for Christianity.
Two religious communities have withdrawn shareholder resolutions filed with Midwest electric utilities after the companies announced they would publish climate risk assessment reports.
Bishop Peter Musikuwa told the president of Malawi the country needs to fix its power supply problem, because it is affecting economic growth in the country. In Malawi, over 90 percent of power comes from hydroelectric dams, but lack of investment in infrastructure has led to rolling blackouts, which hurt not only businesses, but also the nation’s hospitals and other medical facilities.