July 8, 2015
TORONTO (CNS) — California Gov. Jerry Brown, in Toronto for the Climate Summit of the Americas, said he is traveling with a copy of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical “Laudato Si'” and “going through it carefully.”
“I like the language in it, which is not the language of markets,” Brown told a press conference July 8, the first day of the two-day meeting of government and business leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. “But it’s the language of spirit, of metaphor, of poetry, of humanity.”
The Climate Summit of the Americas brings together provincial, state, city and indigenous First Nations to propose specific commitments to reduce greenhouse gases ahead of December’s U.N.-sponsored talks involving national governments in Paris.