CCX Paula and The Pope

Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor to CDP, who as President of the Joyce Foundation helped spearhead the formation of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), was invited to the Vatican in July this year to a meeting of global environmental leaders to discuss how to advance the message of the Pope’s landmark 2015 Encyclical on climate change , Laudato Si. The Pope thanked the group for their work and restated his own commitment to the urgency of addressing climate change. He called for a major “paradigm shift” in the workings of financial institutions to better align with the need to stem disruptions to the earth’s climate systems and the social injustice being caused.