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161 Leaders in the U.S. Catholic Community Deliver a Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress

The leaders of 161 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations, and health care providers, serving people and communities in every state of the nation, have issued a letter to the Trump Administration and Congress, asking them to:    

• Support the Senate's request to provide $10m to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);
• Participate meaningfully in the deliberations of the UNFCCC; and
• Honor our nation's commitment to the Green Climate Fund.   
 
In the letter, the Catholic leaders affirm the Church’s longstanding commitment to care for creation and our poor and vulnerable neighbors, and reiterate the U.S. bishops’ call to act upon the widely-accepted understanding of climate change science.

Read the letter here.

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