- Sep 18, 2020
England’s Catholic overseas development agency is calling on the UK government to stop funding fossil fuels with its development finance institution.
The food people pick at the supermarket and cook in their kitchens can make a huge difference in helping address the global problems of hunger, obesity and climate change, a number of speakers said at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without the voices of those affected by the exploitation of the earth’s resources, especially the poor, migrants, indigenous people and young men and women, Pope Francis told participants at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.
Trócaire, the Irish bishops’ international aid agency, is calling for a legally binding global treaty governing business and human rights.
With his choice of Joachim von Braun as the new President of the Pontifical Academy of Science, Pope Francis has indicated he wants the institution to take a more active role in trying to find solutions to planetwide problems like ending poverty and saving the environment.