In a message which he recorded for BBC, Pope Francis has called on for a meeting during the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. He has invited the world’s readers to offer effective responses to the emergency of the environment and to offer concrete hope for future generations.
While talking about the UN Climate conference, Pope talked about crises like the Covid pandemic, economic default, and climate change. He has urged the world to respond to the call with better visions and more radical decisions.
“We can confront these crises by retreating into isolationism, protectionism, and exploitation,” the pontiff said, “or we can see in them a real chance for change. “He evoked the need for “a renewed sense of shared responsibility for our world”, adding that “each of us – whoever and wherever we may be – can play our part in changing our collective response to the unprecedented threat of climate change and the degradation of our common home.”
The Pontiff is about to meet the president of the US, Joe Biden, at the Vatican City. The domestic climate policy for Mr. Biden is remaining on hold as his party has postponed voting for his spending plans.
The message is a reminder of the focus that Francis is placing on the subject of environmentalism through his pontificate. He has also evoked a climate crisis in his speech. He has published an encyclical called Laudato Si with a focus on the issue. Also, he has further described environmental destruction. He stressed the need to take further mitigating measures and to give an unambiguous acceptance that climate change is manmade.
He issued the letter before the 2015 UN climate conference in Paris COP21. This war was evoked during a discussion by the president of Paraguay. Six years later, world leaders are preparing to gather in Glasgow for the climate summit of the year.
There had been expectations that Pope would attend the conference at Glasgow. But at the last minute, the Vatican announced that he would not be going there. Hence he has released the message to offer his guidance.
“Every crisis calls for vision… to rethink the future of the world,” he said, urging “radical decisions” and “a renewed sense of shared responsibility for our world”.