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Griffin Thompson is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago. He formerly worked at the U.S. State Department as a lead climate change negotiator for the United States and as manager of State Department–funded climate change programs during the Obama administration, and has also served as director of the State Department’s Office of Renewable Energy.
People walk past posters placed by climate activists ahead of a protest march in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Griffin Thompson
The climate summit in Glasgow only reminds us that the Paris Agreement is weak and overly dependent on market incentives. The Catholic Church and “Laudato Si’” provide a better foundation for real change.