Jenkins signs letter to President Trump regarding climate change
Observer Staff Report | Friday, November 17, 2017
University President Fr. John Jenkins signed a letter to President Donald Trump and members of the U.S. Congress addressing the issue of climate change, the University announced Thursday via a Catholic Climate Covenant press release.
The letter, which was signed by the leaders of more than 150 Catholic organizations, urged Trump to “reassert U.S. leadership in the global effort to address climate change,” an issue that has gained prominence in the Catholic Church.
“Catholic leaders across the nation and world have explicitly and consistently affirmed climate change as a moral issue that threatens core Catholic commitments,” the letter said.
Signees asked Trump to fund the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “meaningfully participate” in UNFCCC business and respect the existing U.S. commitments to the Green Climate Fund.