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Pope Francis has once again underscored the perils of manmade “climate change,” urging nations to adopt practical measures to counteract its effects.

After his “Angelus” message in Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, the Pope gave a shout-out to the “One Planet Summit” that will take place in Paris this week, voicing his hopes for the summit’s success in fighting climate change.

“Two years after the adoption of the Paris climate agreement,” the summit will renew its commitment and “consolidate a shared strategy to counter the worrisome phenomenon of climate change,” the pontiff stated.

Read more: Pope Francis Endorses Paris Summit for Combating ‘Worrisome Phenomenon of Climate Change’

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(FILES) A photo taken on September 22, 2014, shows fish swimming through the coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world. AFP PHOTO

SYDNEY: Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world.

Read more: Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes

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Asean faces common challenges as a result of climate change, including sea level rise, mass migration, humanitarian crises, and international conflict. Here’s how the region can work together to address these climate risks.
The flags of the 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Image: Shutterstock

Nine out of ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have ratified the Paris Agreement, and Myanmar is expected to do so in the near future.

Read more: ASEAN countries must act together to confront climate change

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