Solidarity & Mission (SoMi)

Claretian Missionaries (CMF)

26 January: International Day of Clean Energy

Feb 8, 2024 | Clean Energy, SDG 7

Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/clean-energy-day

Clean energy is essential for addressing two key challenges: ensuring no one is left behind and protecting the planet. In the face of climate change, clean energy plays a vital role in reducing emissions and benefiting communities without reliable power sources. Currently, 675 million people live without access to electricity, with 4 in 5 residing in Sub-Saharan Africa. The link between clean energy, socio-economic development, and environmental sustainability is crucial for vulnerable communities globally. Lack of clean energy hampers education, healthcare, and economic opportunities, with many relying on polluting fossil fuels, perpetuating poverty. If current trends persist, one in four people will still use unsafe cooking systems by 2030. Despite progress, the world is off-track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) by 2030. A Global Stocktaking on SDG7 in April 2024 will assess progress and recommend solutions.

Adopting clean energy is also integral to combating climate change. A significant portion of greenhouse gases comes from burning fossil fuels for energy production. To limit climate change, there’s a need to transition away from fossil fuels and invest in clean, accessible, affordable, sustainable, and reliable alternative energy sources. Renewable energy sources, provided by the sun, wind, water, waste, and Earth’s heat, emit minimal greenhouse gases. Simultaneously, improving energy efficiency in sectors like transport, buildings, lighting, and appliances is crucial. Using less energy for the same output saves money, reduces carbon pollution, and contributes to universal access to sustainable energy for all.

International Day of Women 2024

International Day of Women 2024

On March 8, 2024, we will celebrate the International Women's Day. A very special day for the Claretian family and for all humanity. We are all called to contribute to gender equality. This time the prayer-reflection has been prepared by the Missionary Sisters of St....

Day Against Human Trafficking

Day Against Human Trafficking

St. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA We offer a prayer and reflection on human trafficking, made by the Claretian sisters (RMI) for the Claretian family, on the occasion of the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. The material is translated into 5 languages for pastoral or liturgical...

COP 28 – Update 8

COP 28 – Update 8

Update 8: December 8 COP28: Action after a rest day: Youth, Children, Education and Skills Fr. Rohan Dominic reporting from the conference venue in the Expo City, Dubai Update 8 - December 8Download Actualización 8: 8 de diciembre COP28: Acción tras un día de...