Glasgow’s COP26 United Nations climate change summit was years in the making. Yet, as the two weeks of negotiations end, the leader of the largest Catholic coalition protecting what Pope Francis calls “our common home,” sees the outcome as “mostly negative.”
Education, a change in lifestyles and a model of development focused “on fraternity and on the covenant between human beings and the natural environment” are urgently needed to slow climate change and care for its victims, Pope Francis said in a message to world leaders at the COP26 summit.
When it comes to protecting God’s creation, leaders of Catholic movements active in the COP26 Glasgow summit say it’s time for a little less conversation and a lot of more action.
As the U.N. Climate Change Conference began, Pope Francis urged world leaders to take action in stemming the adverse effects of climate change. As world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for the conference, also known as COP26, he also said he hoped it “might provide efficacious responses, offering concrete hope to future generations.”