We look at Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation up until the start of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP28) on November 30 in Dubai.
[44-52: Review of the Climate Conferences] 44. For several decades now, representatives of more than 190 countries have met periodically to address the issue of climate change. ... (52) “international negotiations cannot make significant progress due to positions taken by countries which place their national interests above the global common good.”
Reflect on this inspiring Pre-COP opening speech by Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the COP28 President, in which he calls for unity, action and multilateralism.
Let us pray for Dr. Sultan Al Jaber and all COP28 participants that they hear the cries of those most impacted by climate change and act with wisdom, courage and compassion.