Ireland – Irish Province commits to “Flights for Forests”

The Irish Jesuit Province has signed up to participate in Flights for Forests, the carbon-offset programme developed by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific.  This is one of the results of the Province’s decision to commit to reflecting critically on its use of air-travel in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to us all to acknowledge our environmental responsibility. Aviation is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector, producing up to eight percent of the world’s total emissions, and air travel continues to rise by four to five percent annually. Read more…