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Chinese villages can be like rubbish dumps

BEIJING (UCAN): During the three-day red pollution alert in Beijing from December 8 to 10, the government placed limits on use of cars, operations at factories and construction sites were suspended or scaled back, and schools closed.

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The pope is faithful to the watch

In his encyclical, Praise Be: On Care for our common home (Laudato Si’), Pope Francis applauds current efforts to “substitute fossil fuel and develop sources of renewable energy… and to develop adequate storage capacity” (No.26).








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Shopping green and shopping smart

With Christmas in the air, the old topic of frenzied seasonal shopping is back on the script. The time to be jolly has become a retailers’ delight over recent decades, with delusional specials on offer and all sorts of goodies on display especially designed to make it a special time for loved ones—to say nothing of clients and prospective customers.








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Walking on the earth for the earth

HONG KONG (SE): “Meeting with these groups reminded us of the central dimension of our journey,” Yeb Saño, a former Philippine negotiator to the Conference of Parties on Climate Change, who is currently heading a people’s pilgrimage from Rome to Paris, said as his caravan of travellers was welcomed in Geneva after crossing from Italy into Switzerland.

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Intra-generational solidarity

 

 

Action on climate change is underpinned by an ethical principle called inter-generational justice.

Traditional ethical concerns normally dealt with the impact of our behaviour on individuals or communities in the here-and-now or in the immediate future, but this is no longer an adequate framework.








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Pope ticks Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK (SE): Pope Francis gave a tick to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were introduced by the United Nations during his visit to New York in the United States of America on September 25, to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year.

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People’s Pilgrimage in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): In what is being billed as a first for Hong Kong, the need for action on the environment has become an issue that is embraced by all faiths.

Over 250 people from the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic, Baha’i, Sikh, Christian, Brahma Kumari and Hindu faiths gathered to walk for climate action in Lantau on September 28.

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