Feature 28 October 2009 | Christian responsibility for the environment
On 10 November 2009 the Bishops’ Conference published a pastoral reflection to raise awareness of our Christian responsibility toward the environment ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Conference. See related interviews.
In this feature:
Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, is interviewed about the stewardship role of the Church and its people in relation to the environment;
Professor John Sweeney, Director of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units at NUI Maynooth, explains how climate change and global warming has been driven predominantly by human activity, and what the consequences will be for people, agriculture and for the economy in this country;
Additional resources are provided relating to this topic, including suggested further reading and information on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the environment.