Caritas advocates for environmental justice for present and future generations.
Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live
- Pope Francis: Laudato Si', 2015
Caritas welcomes Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si', in which he challenges us to step up and take better care of the Earth and its people. Read more here.
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.