Eco Catholic: If saving the earth means saving the natural evolutionary cycling of change without excessive human intervention, count me in.
Religious representatives promised to work to protect the environment and cope with climate change at a national conference that drew 400 participants to this central Vietnam area in early December.
Eco Catholic: Thirteen days of negotiations and around-the-clock sessions at COP21 culminated in the first global framework for all nations, rich and poor, to collectively address climate change.
After reciting the Angelus at the Vatican, Pope Francis said the COP21 climate agreement required a "concerted commitment" to continue forward.
Paris -- World leaders here Saturday evening reached the first-ever globally binding deal to address climate change. Catholics question if it will fully protect the vulnerable.
Eco Catholic: The Vatican joined the 100-plus nations in endorsing the 1.5 degrees target after a meeting with senior Philippines officials.
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Le Bourget, France -- Several U.S. sisters say global climate treaty negotiations have ebbed and flowed, but they sense a deal to emerge, in part due to France itself.
Paris --- With less than a week to go, the decisions about financing and temperature limits at the U.N. climate summit aren't getting any easier.
Africa is among the world's regions most in need of a "just and clear" global accord to combat climate change, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
"All African nations are contributing less to the total harmful emissions and are the most affected by climate change," he told other global leaders at gathering.
The summit aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on measures to stem climate change and protect the environment.