"I applaud the Pope" Kofi Annan backs Pope's climate message

"I applaud the Pope for his strong moral and ethical leadership. We need more of such inspired leadership. Will we see it at the climate summit in Paris?" he added in a statement.

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Mr Annan said that climate change "could displace tens of millions of people, dwarfing current migration and fuelling further conflicts". play

Mr Annan said that climate change "could displace tens of millions of people, dwarfing current migration and fuelling further conflicts".

play The Pope has issued an encyclical, or letter, calling for fossil fuels to be "progressively replaced without delay".
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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says he supports  Pope Francis' calls for swift action to protect the Earth and fight global warming. 

Mr Annan said that climate change "could displace tens of millions of people, dwarfing current migration and fuelling further conflicts". 

"I applaud the Pope for his strong moral and ethical leadership. We need more of such inspired leadership. Will we see it at the climate summit in Paris?" he added in a statement.

In November, international leaders will gather in Paris to try to seal a deal to reduce carbon emissions.  

Mr Annan is Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, which is campaigning for international commitment to reduce the impact of global climate change on Africa.

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