The Canadian Press

2015-07-21 | Vatican Climate BC

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is at the Vatican, where he attended a two-day climate conference. He was the only Canadian among 60 global mayors gathered to promote Pope Francis' environmental encyclical, which denounced the fossil-fuel based economy and exploitation of the poor. Robertson says he listened to a 30-minute talk from the pope and signed a declaration that calls for "urgent investments" in sustainable development, financial incentives to shift to renewable energies and aid for poorer countries. (Robertson says he'll speak to delegates tomorrow about the economic success Vancouver has seen by greening the city and tackling climate pollution.)

Date: 2015-07-21
Placeline: VATICAN CITY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << sir the huge honor to be invited into the Vatican and into the end of the Pope's presents and have the most important political issues of our time address by such a lucky Faith leader I think it's it's it's help reinvigorate the spirit for a lot of us >>


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