In an address to ministers throughout the world reiterating and strengthening the importance of climate considerations of Laudato Si, Pope Francis challenged them (and us) to commit to several climate-specific goals:
- To correct our national and business accounts, so as to stop engaging in activities that are destroying our planet;
- To put an end to global dependency on fossil fuels;
- To open a new chapter of clean and safe energy, that utilizes, for example, renewables such as wind, sun and water;
- Above all, to act prudently and responsibly in our economies to actually meet human needs, promote human dignity, help the poor and be set free of the idolatry of money and creates so much suffering.
[Pope Francis Radio address on climate change (May 28, 2019]
Reference Encyclical Letter Laudato si‘ of the Holy Father Francis On Care for Our Common Home (24 May 2015)