Pope Francis comes ahead to urge the significant oil and gas companies to contribute towards and respect the Paris Climate Agreement signed in the year 2015.
It was in the year 2015 that around one hundred and ninety-six nations adopted the Paris agreement. The 2015 Paris agreement concentrates on the limiting the global warming.
Pope Francis in a meeting with the Vatican industry executives says, “It was disturbing that two-and-a-half years after the deal was struck, carbon dioxide emissions and greenhouse gas levels remain very high.”
At a conference named as ‘Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home,’ Pope Francis conveyed, “Yet even more worrying is the continued search for new fossil fuel reserves, whereas the Paris Agreement urged keeping most fossil fuels underground.”
The Pope had a meeting recently with the officials from ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Norway’s State Oil Company Equinor. All these companies are the names of significant oil and gas firms.
Pope emphasized the climate change as his papacy’s principal theme. His second encyclical marks its birth in the year 2015. It was solely dedicated to the climate change issues and entitled the topic as “One of the Principal Challenges facing Humanity in our Day.”
Pope Francis urges the industrial owners to chop off the technical factors contributing to the global warming. The impacts of the climate change will have a disproportionate effect on the poor residing across the globe.
Unfortunately, the President of the United States has announced the withdrawal of the United States of America from the 2015 Paris Agreement. In parallel to this announcement, the major oil company ExxonMobil announced its plans to increase the production of oil in the United States. Also, it is planning for the launch of dozens of similar projects across the globe.
Today, on an average one billion people are devoid of electrical supply. The US Energy Information Administration says, “Energy demand is set to rise to about twenty-eight percent between the period from 2015 to 2040.”