Climate Security

Climate change is an important issue that must be addressed by all nations multi-laterally. It is certainly one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces which undermines our global economy, threatens our health and increasingly leads to military conflict. Climate change topics include sustainable agriculture, energy security, climate-related conflict and climate negotiations and agreements.

Latest Campaigns

We need strong U.S. leadership at the upcoming Paris summit to secure an effective international agreement on curbing climate change.
American families shouldn't suffer higher taxes in the fight against climate change. Securing a healthy climate can and should pay off for Americans today.
Tell the U.S. Senate to ratify the Constitution for the Oceans.

News and Updates

Floor of US House of Representatives
By Chuck Woolery | November 30, 2016 - 8:47pm EST
Don’t just vote….Petition for Justice.   “Don’t boo!  Vote!” President Obama retorted after a crowd reacted to promises of the GOP Presidential Nominee leading up to the 2016 election.  Although voting is an important first step for citizens, it is not the only step we can take to have an impact on our politics and our lives.  It matters greatly what we do as citizens between elections.  Educating our elected officials, [...] Read More
Fr Ben and friends at the celebration of his Sustainability Hero award at Xavier University
By Father Ben Urmston | November 13, 2016 - 6:20pm EST
In the Commonweal magazine article “Protect Thy Neighbor” (June 21, 2016) authors Mark J. Allman and Tobias Winright echo the Catholic Catechism when they say: “If and when the day ever comes when war is abolished—and like all Catholics, we pray for the arrival of that day.” Catholics are urged by the Catechism (#2307) not only to pray for the day when war is abolished, but work to end it.  “Because of the evils and [...] Read More
Chile, Spain, Dubai, solar energy, renewable energy, climate change
By Jennifer Keck | September 04, 2016 - 12:00pm EDT
Chile has officially debunked the argument that coal is cheaper than solar. Solarpack Corp. Technologica, a Spanish developer, won contracts to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt-hour at an energy auction in August, the lowest price ever. Not only does this beat out the deal in Dubai from last May, it went for almost half the price of coal at the same event. Chilean solar power is now at one of the lowest rates for [...] Read More