On March 29, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the High-level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All,” which was taking place at UN Headquarters in New York.
In the statement, Archbishop Auza mentioned Pope Francis’ call for an integrated ethical approach that simultaneously cares for our common home and for our brothers and sisters in that home, one that combats poverty and exclusion and fosters solidarity among peoples today and among generations. He said that present generations know the situation as well as what needs to be done: that knowledge and know-how must be matched by political will and a sense of urgency with regard to implementing mitigation and adaptation measures and to financial and technological investments. What’s needed, he said, are not doomsday predictions but an ethical conviction to take our stewardship of our planet more seriously, starting with examining our consumption and lifestyle.
The statement can be found here.