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Want to know what CPJ staff have been saying on ecological justice? 

Read the latest articles from CPJ on climate change and ecological justice.

Climate Justice: more than a footnote to sustainable development

Climate change is now on the post-2015 global development agenda.

“Agenda 2030” was approved by the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 25.  Its 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) will replace the Millennium Development Goals on January 1, 2016.  This critical new framework for global action towards public justice includes a call to action on climate change.

Divestment and Election 2015

The movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy and climate solutions has exploded, growing fifty-fold in the past year. To date, 430 institutions and 2,040 individuals across 43 countries and representing $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Faith communities cannot, in good conscience, be strong advocates for addressing climate change while continuing to profit from fossil fuel companies.

Interfaith Prayer Gathering & Climate March

Join the Prayers for Paris Climate Gathering Nov 29 People of faith are joining together in prayer, song, and action for climate justice. 

Human Rights Monument, Nelson Mandela Square at City Hall, Intersection of Elgin & Lisgar Streets | Ottawa, ON 
12:15 pm | Sunday, November 29, 2015

Degrees of Justice

The climate we experience results from complex chemical, physical, and biological processes that interact with complicated social and political structures. As creatures and citizens of both ecological and political societies, our impact extends to all organisms with whom we share the safe harbor of Earth’s climate.

Climate change is a tragically urgent public justice issue that requires immediate action.

5 Lessons for the Church from Justice Tour 2015

In April and May a delegation of leaders was hosted by ecumenical committees in eight cities across Canada. At the risk of simplifying this tremendously rich experience, it could be said that the leaders heard five main messages repeated over and over again.

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