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Pope calls for more co-operation to fight climate change

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By Euronews
Pope calls for more co-operation to fight climate change

<p>With worries that the December conference on climate change in Paris is heading towards a showdown and possible clash between rich and poor countries Pope Francis has called for closer co-operation to tackle the problem.</p> <p>Meeting with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in the Vatican, he warned the UN needed to make progress when it approves sustainable development objectives in October. </p> <p>“I ask everyone to make an effort so that the voice of the poorest will be heard at the table where the world looks for a solution to the complex social-environmental crisis, to listen to the voice of the poorest countries and the poorest human beings,” he said.</p> <p>There is no shortage of dire warnings about the impact of climate change. The latest came on Friday with the <a href="http://www.icarda.org/">International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas</a> saying the cost of food imports to the Middle East is expected to double in the next 20 years.</p>