He also states that there are disproportionate effects of climate change on the poor populations, whose livelihoods depend heavily on nature reserves.Although many countries have already submitted proposals for major reductions in carbon emissions, the International Energy Agency has suggested this week that these actions alone are not enough to halt climate change.In line with these facts, Pope Francis concludes: "Today we cant avoid stating that a true ecological approach must always become a social approach, integrating justice in the debate around environment, so that we listen to the cry of Earth as much as we listen to the one of the poor." Article: Biodiversity priority areas and religions - a global analysis of spatial overlap Three renowned ecologists from Sweden and Australia (Grzegorz Mikusinskia, Hugh P.
Despite the fact that 130,000 people have petitioned the parliament to stop this Forestry Act in its current form, and numerous international organisations have supported this position, the Act passed on 30 March 2016 in the Finnish parliament.Dr Tero Mustonen, a passionate defender of traditional worldview and cosmology of his people from the Snowchange Cooperative, and one of the Lead Authors of the governmental Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) of the Arctic Council, quotes the report on Indigenous knowledge: Arctic peoples have thrived in a harsh environment for millennia, in no small part because they have acquired a great depth of knowledge about the land and waters of their homelands and the species that live there, which provide food, clothing and meaning to Arctic cultures.This traditional ecological knowledge is increasingly recognized as an important source of information for, among other things, understanding Arctic biodiversity and developing effective strategies to conserve that biodiversity, including indigenous ways of life.The Sami Council is now planning their next steps and seeks ways to try to stop the so called largest land grab in recent Europes history.Pope Francis urges action on climate change Pope Francis, the leader to more than 1 billion Catholics around the world, with an historical encyclical, the first of its kind dedicated to the environment, calls for more renewable energy development, blaming the development model based on fossil fuels for the global warming.
This is a major step towards the planets march toward a global climate change agreement in Paris this December.
Pope Francis promotes a holistic approach for this sensitive issue, urging for efforts that take into account both the environmental and the social dimension of the problem.
He supports the view that modern development, largely based on fossil fuels, has led to the degradation of the environment and at the same time has affected the poor, who suffer the most consequences.
An International photography contest invites you to photograph sacred natural sites [July 8, 2016] The Hiite Maja Foundation, the union of the followers of the Estonian indigenous religion Maavalla koda, and the University of Tartu Centre of Sacred Natural Sites organise the 9th international photography contest on sacred natural sites.
The purpose of the contest is to celebrate and promote the cultural and natural heritages of sacred natural sites, to record their current state, and to encourage people to visit and care for the sacred sites.
The theme of the contest is historical, natural (not built) sacred sites: sacred groves and hills, water bodies, trees, stones and other natural objects where Estonian ancestors used to pray, heal, sacrifice, commune and perform other rituals, but images of sacred natural sites taken in other parts of the world are welcome, too. There is also a youth prize of 200 euros for contestants up to, and including the age of 16, as well as a special Ural Peoples prize of 300 euros.