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Environment Oceania

Oceania facing two major threats, online conference told

Solving the threat of rising sea levels and deep-sea mining in Oceania will require methods that bring science and the human experience together, guests heard at a world-first online conference held last week. Source: ACU.

Environment Oceania

Earthquakes should be a ‘wake-up call’ for leaders of Oceania

The head of the Church in Fiji says the recent catastrophic earthquakes that devastated parts of Indonesia and Solomon Islands should be a wake-up call for leaders within and beyond the Oceania region. Source: ACU.


Korean religious protest airport development

Catholic religious sisters in South Korea have marched on the streets and called for an upcoming airport project to be halted. Source: UCA News.


World-first online conference to address crisis facing Oceania

The future of nations and people in the Oceania region will be at the forefront of a world-first global online conference being held later this month. Source: ACU.

Climate Environment

Pope offers encouragement to delegates at COP27 conference

As delegates continue deliberations at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, Pope Francis offered his encouragement for efforts to protect the environment. Source: Vatican News.

Climate Environment

Climate change the biggest global issue for Australians

Polling commissioned by Caritas Australia has found climate change is the biggest global concern for two-thirds of Australians, easily outranking armed conflict, even as war rages in Ukraine.

Climate Environment

No climate justice without land justice: African bishops

As the United Nations climate change conference unfolds in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Catholic bishops in Africa are warning that there cannot be climate justice without land justice. Source: CNS.


Catholics saved carbon by cutting out meat on Fridays

Researchers argue that if the Pope reinstated meatless Fridays across the global Church, it could mitigate millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases annually. Source: The Tablet.

Environment Youth

Youth summit promotes healthy future for Australia

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s youth summit brought students from the Cairns Diocese together to promote a sustainable and environmentally friendly future for the nation. Source: Caritas Australia.