Introduction to climate change and CRS's integrated approach
Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
The Science of Climate Change
Here are links to two reader-friendly CRS publications about the science of climate change, specifically A Catholic Perspective on Climate Change and A Catholic Response to Global Warming. Published: January 28, 2016.
Laudato Si’ – Our Common Home and Climate Change
Every day, we witness the effects of the changing climate on poor and vulnerable people around the world. Farmers we serve are losing their crops due to erratic rainfall or warm temperatures. Families we serve are struggling to keep their homes as the water around them rises. In Laudato Si’, we are reminded that it is our responsibility to care for the earth -- our common home. Access CRS resources for you to respond and stories for you to share.
Policy - The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (The December 2015 COP21)
Climate Change and Global Solidarity: Adapting to a Harsher Climate
by CRS, 6 pages, June 25, 2015 (on adaptation)
Climate Change and Global Solidarity: Toward a Sustainable Future
by CRS, 6 pages, June 25, 2015 (on mitigation)
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?
Read about the Paris Climate Agreement.
Toward a Climate Agreement
Blog post on "UN and Climate Change" homepage.
Action - The Catholic climate movement and its context
The Global Catholic Climate Movement
The St. Francis Pledge
Case study on climate advocacy
Jame Schaefer, "Religious Motivation for Mitigating Human-Forced Climate Change: Scientifically Informed, Politically Astute, and Collaborative," International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 6/1 (2014): 34-46. This article examines the structure of, activities of, and use of scientific information by three faith-based organizations focused on mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Organizations studied: Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, and Interfaith Power and Light.
Ethics - Theology in the public square
Laudato Si': On care of our common home
Vatican document, June 18, 2015
A Readers' Guide to 'Laudato Si'
By Fr. Thomas Reese, National Catholic Reporter, June 26, 2015. This guide includes chapter summaries and good discussion questions.
Ethics and Pope Francis's Encyclical Letter Laudato Si: A Teaching Module
By the Markulla Center for Applied Ethics
Catholic Teachings on Climate Change
By the Catholic Climate Covenant