Pope calls for global governance of the climate and oceans


Pope Francis’s encyclical on global warming calls for “enforceable international agreements” governing the climate and the world’s oceans to combat ecological challenges, like global warming.

“What is needed, in effect, is an agreement on systems of governance for the whole range of so-called ‘global commons,’” the Pope wrote in his encyclical.

Francis released his final encyclical titled “Laudato Si” Thursday in which he lays out the theological case for combating global warming, pollution, and general ecological collapse. The Pope warns that human activity is warming the planet and harming the world’s poor.

To solve this, Francis calls for global governance over the world’s air and oceans because “the climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.”
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