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Last month, Pope Francis invited oil executives and investors to the Vatican for a closed-door conference where he urged them to find alternatives to fossil fuels. He warned climate change was a challenge of “epochal proportions”.
On Friday, at the third anniversary of the landmark environmental encyclical “Praise Be”, Pope Francis once again made an appeal to governments to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse”.
Pope Francis also emphasized the important role of civil societies, indigenous people, younger generation and others. Being part of the wider stakeholder community, Association 3 Herissons will do our best in environmental and sustainable development education.
Please refer to the report on the Guardian for more details.