Climate change is an issue of justice and protection of life. Climate change impacts disproportionally the marginalised communities and people in Africa. Climate change is an issue of justice and protection of life. It impacts disproportionally the marginalised communities and people in Africa. Informed by Laudato Si, JENA realises that climate change is not only an environmental problem, but also a humanitarian and development emergency of global proportions, which affects the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
JENA proposes Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ as a helpful framework for understanding and acting on issues of climate justice. We will use the resources of our faith in responding to the challenge of environmental segregation. In response to the call of the Pope, through its members involved in matters of climate change, food security and agriculture JENA is locally embedded and accompanies local farmers in promoting sustainable methods of agriculture and other initiatives to enhance resilience. It will also advocate for more effective and socially just international agreements to tackle climate change. Improved awareness and understanding
JENA works towards a just, poverty-free and
ecologically regenerative Africa where people can unlock their full potential, free from direct, cultural, and structural violence.