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Watermark October 2017

This issue of Watermark looks at putting into practice the principles of sustainable living and
environmental sustainability. After a successful presentation to the Business Managers’ Meeting of CLRI (NSW), we feature Deirdre Gardiner rsm and Chris Hill of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea who share their approaches to environmental sustainability across the Institute.

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Watermark August 2017

This issue of Watermark, addresses the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) which has chosen ‘cry of the Earth and the cry of the Poor’ ( Laudato Si’ 49) as the theme of this year’s celebration of the Season of Creation which begins 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and concludes on 4 October, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

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Watermark June 2017

This issue of Watermark looks beyond the apparent global plague of “fake news” that is attempting to undermine traditional information sources.

“Alternative facts” are not new but when it comes to environmental and climate change, we have to challenge the climate change deniers and convert the sceptics.

Time for conversations, as the Talanoa4climate program from the Pacific region encourages us to do!

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Watermark April 2017

This issue of Watermark looks at the action required to meet commitments entered into under the Paris Climate Agreement that came into force on 4 November 2016 and reviews the major environmental challenges highlighted in the Australian Government’s five yearly State of the Environment 2016 report released on 7 March 2017.

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Watermark November 2016

This issue of Watermark responds to a year of extreme weather events – most recently a damaging storm in South Australia in late September, flooding rains in western NSW in October –and reviews the current observations and published research of Australian and global climate scientists about the relationship between extreme weather events and global climate change.

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Watermark October 2016

The last edition for 2016 looks at A CLEANER FUTURE? COAL, ENERGY AND THE NEXT STEPS and explores what Pope Francis teaches us about care for creation, along with the current status of coal as an energy source and future directions in energy production.

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September 2016

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and injustices, and protect the planet to be achieved by 2030. In Australia, there are many individuals, non-government organisations, and private groups working towards achieving positive, sustainable outcomes for the environment. This issue of Watermark explores some of these.

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July 2016

Finding Hope: The Future of the Great Barrier Reef

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April 2016

How Green is 2016?

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