Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.
At COP22, Caritas wants to especially defend the position of African countries and communities. Africa still remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite having been the least contributor to it.
Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.
Caritas is preparing for a wave of people fleeing the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul. Between 1.2 to 1.5 million people could be affected and 200,000 could flee in the first few weeks.
Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.