The commitment to tackling the
climate crisis "is a question of inter-generational justice"
said Pope Francis on Tuesday ahead of his trip to the 2023 UN
Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, later
In a message to the participants in the International Development Law Organisation's Assembly of Parties in Rome, the pope insisted on the need for climate justice" and the "sustainable use of natural resources", elements that can contribute to "a fairer and more peaceful world".
"The degradation of the planet not only prevents a serene and harmonious coexistence in the present, but it also greatly diminishes it when measuring the integral progress of future generations.
"Justice, human rights, fairness and equality are fundamentally intertwined with the causes and effects of climate change," he added.
Francis has made protecting the environment a central theme of his pontificate and in 2015 he issued the encyclical letter Laudato si' on care for our common home.
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