World mayors sign pact to fight climate change


VATICAN: Mayors from around the world have signed a declaration with Pope Francis stating that man-made climate change is real and humanity has a moral imperative to take action.


At a two-day summit in the Vatican aimed at spurring efforts to fight global warming following the pope’s environment encyclical denouncing the exploitation of the poor and the earth’s resources.

The declaration stressed that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality and its effective control is a moral imperative for humanity”.