California Governor Joins Pope Francis for Vatican Climate Summit – EVOL

The event brought together leaders from around the world and other governors of U.S. states, including that of Massachusetts and New York.

After signing international agreements with several foreign nations and local governments over the past year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pope Francis signed another at the Vatican Climate Summit May 16.

Called a “Planetary Compact” the recent agreement commits signees to climate resilience and equity.

The agreement came during a three-day summit titled “From Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience” hosted by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom meets with attendees at the Vatican Climate Summit on May 16, 2024. (Office of Governor Gavin Newsom)

The event brought together leaders from around the world and other governors of U.S. states, including Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, among others—to focus on climate change, biodiversity loss, and global inequality, according to a May 15 Vatican News press release.

The goal of the summit was to implement a plan to mitigate climate risks, adapt strategies to cope with risks, and transform society to better adapt to future changes.

During the event, Mr. Newsom called out companies and former President Donald Trump for what he said are deceptive policies contributing to climate issues.

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