COP 28: Is it too late?

November 28, 2023 in Featured News, Featured Podcasts, News

“COP is getting worse down the years” says Pedro Walpole SJ, in an interview with Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications.

Pedro is an Irish Jesuit missionary and environmental scientist in the Philippines who is attending COP 28 this year as part of the Jesuit global response to the event. It takes place in Dubai on Thursday 30 November and ends on Tuesday 12 December.

Pedro explains that the outlook for the future of our planet is very worrying. Many targets since COP21 have not been met. Global warming is persisting and pollution is growing. However, Pedro says “In the mercy of things there are miracles”. He tells us that this year there will be a faith pavilion at COP 28 and that Pope Francis has made an impact with his actions, particularly giving a voice to those on the margins.

Pedro believes that the key to global environmental change is to address issues of concern individually, and within local communities.

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