Caritas advocates for environmental justice for present and future generations.
Our understanding that we are stewards of God’s creation, our solidarity with the poor, and our respect for the common good make the issue of environmental justice the responsibility of every person.
- New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, 2006
This is a forerunner to an annual ‘State of the environment in Oceania’ report which will be published each St Francis Day – the first of these will be launched on 4 October 2015.
Caritas’ environmental advocacy includes raising awareness on the impact of climate change on many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. We have also written submissions on biofuels and raised concerns about the future for those likely to be displaced by climate change, especially in the Pacific.
See how a rural community in Syangja, Nepal, is working together
to confront the challenge of climate change.