ICCR Statement on the Executive Order Rolling Back Progress on Climate Change
March 31st, 2017
As a long-standing member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), OMI JPIC supports the organization’s recent statement denouncing President Trump’s Executive Order on climate change. The Order reverses some U.S. commitments made under the Obama administration.
In his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis makes a passionate case for addressing climate change. He observes: “Many of the poor live in areas particularly affected by phenomena related to warming, and their means of subsistence are largely dependent on natural reserves and ecosystemic services such as agriculture, fishing and forestry. They have no other financial activities or resources, which can enable them to adapt to climate change or to face natural disasters, and their access to social services and protection is very limited.”
(25)….“Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home”