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.
The COP28 climate summit is taking place at the end of what is set to be the hottest year on record. Campaign with CAFOD to call for leaders to take action.
What needs to happen at COP28?
As one of the largest historic emitters of the greenhouse gases driving the climate crisis, we’re calling for the UK government to play its part by taking action on three fronts:
Push for the world to consign fossil fuels to history in order to keep global temperature rises below 1.5C. Staying below this limit can only be achieved by stopping all new oil, coal and gas projects and rapidly phasing out existing production.
Fund the Loss & Damage Fund with new money from grants, rather than loans which will only exacerbate the debt crisis faced by low-income countries. Governments at COP27 agreed to set up this fund to support countries suffering from the impacts of climate catastrophes.
Support small-scale farmers who are growing food in ways that protect nature rather than harm it. The government must channel financial and technical support towards small-scale farmers and away from big agricultural companies that are damaging the environment.
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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.
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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.
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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.