Rome: Call for urgent action to tackle and overcome climate change

UNFCC COP25 logoBrussels, December 10, 2019 (COMECE / CIDSE). Catholic Church leaders from across all continents, who gathered recently at the Vatican for the Synod of Bishops on Amazonia, have issued a call from the Synod for urgent action to tackle and overcome climate change.


Church leaders from every continent express their deep concern about the poor state of commitment and implementation of the Paris Agreement. While reaffirming last year’s Rome statement, they urge world politicians to implement the Paris Agreement, promoting policies that would limit the global warming to 1.5°C.

Cardinals and Bishops signatories of the declaration ask the political leaders for policies promoting an ecological conversion towards a sustainable society in order to save our Common Home.

If humankind fails to mitigate climate change, as explained in the appeal, tipping points like the one in the Amazon may reach a point of no return, and potentially send the Earth into a spiral of runaway climate change modifying the face of our planet.

Read the Call to Action from the Synod Bishops

 

Pope Francis addresses the Synod of Bishops on Amazonia
Pope Francis addresses the Synod of Bishops on Amazonia

 

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