We are calling on Philippine banks and Catholic institutions to go for sustainability and prioritize the long-term health and well-being of our people and planet.
On the fourth year of President Duterte's administration, we are reminded of the consequences of unsustainable human activity on our health and planet, and that we must not return to the 'normal' we knew.
On July 16, 2019, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines released the CBCP Pastoral Letter on Ecology: “An Urgent Call for Ecological Conversion, Hope in the Face of Climate Emergency”.
I-download ang handbook na Sustainable Development and Laudato Si na isinalin sa Filipino.
Download the handbook on Sustainable Development Goals and Laudato Si.
“This is a time of difficulty but also a time for growing in true discipleship as we strive to follow the Lord in selfless love and service of others.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder for us to take care of our environment. Let us remember that the environment is not just referring to Mother Nature and all the biodiversity surrounding us, but also our fellow human beings.
Speaking during the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit on Friday, Bishop Gerardo A. Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, said banks must have concrete plans to phase out coal finance consistent with the need to address the climate crisis.
A clean energy group called on financial institutions to stop fuelling the dominance and expansion of coal globally as countries from across the world face catastrophic effects of severe weather made worse by climate change.