A delegation of local and city representatives – including C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes and more than twenty C40 mayors from around the world – will meet with Pope Francis next week to reach a common understanding around challenges and best practices needed to fight climate change in local communities.

The event, which includes sessions on combating climate change and modern slavery and promoting sustainable development, will take place on July 21 and 22nd at the Casina Pio IV in the Vatican, and will build upon themes outlined in Pope Francis’ recently released Encyclical, Laudato Si’.

C40 Chair, Mayor Paes and other C40 mayors will speak at the two sessions, which are:

For live updates, please follow the hashtag #MayorsCare, as well as the accounts @c40cities and @CasinaPioIV.

To read the full Encyclical Letter on Care for Our Common Home, click here. And if you missed it the first time, check out an opinion editorial from Mayor Paes in response to the Encyclical here

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