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In Solidarity with Laudato Si'

The University of Dayton is among the nearly 600 U.S. Catholic institutions that signed the Catholic Climate Declaration that affirms the Paris Agreement and supports actions to meet its goals.

The declaration, organized by Catholic Climate Covenant, responds to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Agreement. It is in solidarity with the U.S. bishops’ position and consistent with calls for climate action from Pope Francis and his predecessors, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Saint John Paul II. The declaration also joins the wider We Are Still In campaign organized a year ago. 

"Laudato Si' was a high-water mark for the Church's decades-long engagement in the climate issue. This declaration builds on a flurry of action this past year and helps to consolidate and expand on the numerous activities already happening in the U.S. Catholic community," said Dan Misleh, Catholic Climate Covenant executive director.

UD also is part of The Second Nature's Carbon Commitment, which commits the University to becoming carbon neutral by 2050; "We're Still In," which supports climate action to meet the Paris Agreement; the Global Catholic Climate Movement; and the U.N. Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.


News and Communications Staff