In his message at the summit in the United Arab Emirates, the Pope called on governments to put the global common good ahead of national interests.
People all over the planet are already experiencing the effects of the climate emergency, from more frequent and severe storms and floods to historic droughts and food crises.
These changes are hitting hardest the communities that have contributed the least to causing the crisis.
We need leaders to act
Our CAFOD family has a long history of calling for protection for our common home.
We are calling on world leaders to:
Fix our food system and its connections to the climate crisis.
Finance the fight against the climate crisis.
Stop supporting the fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis.
Climate crisis news
The COP28 climate talks have begun with countries agreeing on the first day of the UN summit how a loss and damage fund will operate.
Add your voice to Pope Francis' call for leaders at the UN climate summit to take the action we need to tackle the climate crisis.
The new apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum follows eight years after Laudato Si’, in which Pope Francis called for all people to care for our common home.
Speaking on BBC World News, CAFOD’s Head of Advocacy, Neil Thorns, said “the UK is leaving its international reputation in tatters”.
Shell and BP were presented with mock 'blue plaques' to remind the fossil fuel companies how history will judge their contribution to the climate crisis.
Whether it's people losing crops to cyclones in Bangladesh or homes to floods in Pakistan, we need to stand in solidarity with our global family and tackle the climate crisis.
Poverty and the threat of violence cast a shadow over childhood in Colombia but one woman is training young people to advocate for their communities, work for peace and safeguard the Amazon.
COP27 ended two days later than planned as negotiations continued late into the night.
Cardinal Parolin, the Holy See's Secretary of State, delivered a message on behalf of Pope Francis to COP27 in Egypt.
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