The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 13 is "Climate Action." As the UN puts it: "Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere."
This series includes stories of sisters fighting to protect our world against climate change.
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration announced on July 31 a gift of $1.5 million to NCR’s endowment earmarked to support and amplify “integral ecological education and journalism reflecting the spirit of Laudato Si’.” The gift marks the establishment of the Laudato Si' Fund at NCR.
Catholic Relief Services, Sisters of Mercy and Franciscan Action Network were among the groups to condemn the administration as it formally began the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord.
Covering Climate Now: In 144 countries and some 4,800 protests, young and old will join forces in the Sept. 20-27 climate strikes, part of the Fridays for Future movement begun by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg.