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On April 28, 2015, the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, SDSN, and Religions for Peace organized a Symposium at the Vatican entitled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity.” More than 100 leaders across academia, business, policy, and various religions attended this high-level event. Pope Francis met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon before the Secretary-General gave the opening address at the summit.

Abridged list of articles

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks – The United Nations Meetings Coverages and Press Releases, April 28

At Vatican meeting, UN chief and Pope Francis discuss climate change, Mediterranean migration – The United Nations News Center, April 28

Vatican official calls for moral awakening on global warming – The Guardian, April 28

Scientists and Religious Leaders Discuss Climate Change at Vatican – The New York Times, April 28

2015 may be the ‘last effective opportunity’ to safely limit warming, says Vatican conference statement – The Washington Post, April 28

Vatican presses politicians on climate change – BBC, April 28

Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against skeptics – Reuters, April 28

Vatican, U.N. join forces against climate change – USA Today, April 28

Pope summonss scientists to shape climate change debate – Bloomberg, April 27

Pope to weigh in on climate change action – Financial Times, April 28

A green wearing white? – The Economist, April 28 

“A moral imperative” – Schellnhuber speaks at Vatican climate meeting – The Potsdam Institute, April 29